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Cabinet Decision: 10th June 2010
Title of Item/Report
A Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the Borough of Stockton on Tees
Record of the Decision
Members were provided with a copy of Stockton on Tees Health and Well being Strategy.

It was explained that the Strategy sets out the overarching aims and aspirations of the Health and Wellbeing Partnership. The Partnership brought together statutory, community and voluntary sectors in working towards improving the health and wellbeing of the local population. The Strategy had been developed from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, which articulated the commissioning needs for the locality.

The Partnership had supported the Strategy development and contributed to its evolution and recommended that the final document should be endorsed by both the Council and PCT.

Cabinet noted that there were a wide range of factors that influenced people’s health and the Health and Wellbeing Partnership would monitor the key milestones and ensure that opportunities of working with all partners to meet the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of families, communities and adults were maximised

A particular focus for the Strategy will be the six priority areas covering:

Mental Health
Alcohol
Obesity
Smoking
Health Inequalities
Sexual Health

There would be close review of these issues via the Health and Wellbeing Partnership to ensure that progress in tackling these priorities was made.

RESOLVED that the Strategy be noted and the direction of travel outlined endorsed.
Reasons for the Decision
The Strategy provides a focus for action
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not later than Midnight on Friday, 18th June 2010
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Date of Publication: 14 June 2010


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