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Health & Wellbeing

Looking after our borough

Since April 2013, the Dudley Health & Wellbeing Board (HWBB) has been responsible for the health and wellbeing of all residents in Dudley borough.

Using local evidence, it works to help identify the needs of local residents, improve efficiency, secure better care to improve health and wellbeing as well as tackle health inequalities across the borough. Bitesize guide to Dudley Health & Wellbeing Board

The board brings together Dudley Council, Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, Healthwatch Dudley, the NHS Commissioning Board and partners in the voluntary and community sectors.

It has developed a Health and Wellbeing Strategy setting out the priorities the board has agreed to tackle to improve the health and wellbeing of people living and working in Dudley.

These priorities and the future planning of services across the borough are determined from evidence collated in the borough’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. See below.

The key action areas for 2015/16 are:

  • The Integration of health and care services to improve effectiveness and patient experience for the frail elderly, and children and young people aged 0-25
  • To work with a local community to develop a Wellbeing Compact focusing on factors that keep people healthy and well
  • To b an advocate for children and young people’s health and wellbeing, commissioning a youth health champions programme and young people’s engagement festival event.

The board meets quarterly in public. The next meeting is:

Wednesday June 3 - Stourbridge Children’s Centre, Forge Road, Stourbridge - 3 – 5pm. Health & Wellbeing Board meeting

The board is holding its annual conference on Friday June 26 at The Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill. Annual conference

Report

All about the borough

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Strategy provides a starting point for discussion and debate about the health and wellbeing of people in Dudley.

Strategy

The joint strategy

‘The aim of the joint health & wellbeing strategy is to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Dudley borough and to reduce health inequalities.

Report

Health inequalities

This strategy replaces and builds on Closing the Gap – Tackling Health Inequalities in Dudley.

Health and Wellbeing

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