North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board
The North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board is a statutory committee of North Yorkshire Council and provides a forum where political, clinical, professional and community leaders from across our health and care system come together to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population and reduce health inequalities.
The overall ambition of the Health and Wellbeing Board is to reduce the gap in life expectancy, increase years of healthy life expectancy and reduce differences between health outcomes in our population.
The board is where leaders work in partnership to develop robust joint health and wellbeing strategies. These in turn set the North Yorkshire framework for commissioning of health care, social care and public health.
Functions of the Health and Wellbeing Board
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 imposes a duty on the board to encourage integrated working between commissioners of health, public health and social care services for the benefit of the health and wellbeing of the population of North Yorkshire.
The act also requires our health and wellbeing board to prepare the North Yorkshire joint strategic needs assessments , joint local health and wellbeing strategies and pharmaceutical needs assessments.
The board must encourage people who arrange for the provision of services related to the wider determinants of health, such as housing, education or employment, to work closely with the board and encourage them to work closely with the commissioners of health and social care services.
The Health and Wellbeing Board itself is subject to oversight and scrutiny by the existing overview and scrutiny committees.
For more information on the Health and Wellbeing Board
You can find membership information, meeting dates, agendas and minutes here: Committee details - North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board | North Yorkshire Council