Joint health and wellbeing strategy

An updated version of the North Yorkshire health and wellbeing strategy has been produced, following engagement with the public and partners. The strategy has been signed off by the health and wellbeing board and the county council.

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Please note, an easy read version and executive summary of the strategy are being produced and will be available on this page shortly.

We still want your feedback. Please tell us what you think about the strategy by emailing your comments to jsna@northyorks.gov.uk.

Some communities and locations in North Yorkshire are healthier places to live than others. Some people have a better sense of wellbeing than others. The amount of income available to people; their living and working conditions; their social and community networks; the lifestyle they live; as well as age, sex and hereditary factors all play a part.

The challenge is to make a positive impact on those factors that can be influenced to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in our communities and at the same time bridge the gap where there are health inequalities. The purpose of North Yorkshire's joint health and wellbeing strategy is to improve people's health and wellbeing.

The joint health and wellbeing strategy, like the joint strategic needs assessment, is produced by the health and wellbeing board. It will explain what health and wellbeing priorities the board has set in order to tackle the needs identified in the joint strategic needs assessment. It is not about taking action on everything at once, but about setting priorities for joint action and making a real impact on people's lives.

The service commissioning plans produced by clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and NHS England must be informed by the joint health and wellbeing strategy. If their plans are not inline with the published strategy, then they must be able to explain why.

If you would like the joint health and wellbeing strategy in another language or format such as Braille, large print, tape or CD, please email jsna@northyorks.gov.uk.