We are helping to shape a new partnership approach to improve health in our district. While health in our district is relatively good in the county, there are a few groups that still experience poorer health. People can now expect to live longer than ever before, but people living in the most disadvantaged areas have markedly lower life expectancy than those living in the most affluent areas.
The new Healthy North East Derbyshire Partnership will co-ordinate actions to address key areas across three ambitions:
- Building Healthy Communities – Helping local people to make healthier choices by addressing issues like employment, education, housing and the environment.
- Promoting Healthy Lifestyles – Helping to reduce to risk of ill health and early death from major diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory illness and diabetes.
- Improving Access to Preventative Health and Social Care – Early identification of people at risk of requiring preventative health care can allow them to remain independent and self-manage their conditions better.
The Partnership is jointly managed by Derbyshire County Council’s Public Health Locality Team and North East Derbyshire District Council's Partnership Team. The Terms of Reference, Operating Structure and minutes of its meetings can be found at the bottom of the page.
The Partnership hosts Health Engagement Forums, where a wide range of professionals and community interest groups will be able to hear about the work of the Partnership and shape future activities.
As part of our partnership approach, we have appointed a new Community Development Worker to work in some communities with local people to plan and deliver local projects.
We have become the newest member of a worldwide network committed to improving health in local areas. An application, which showed a strong joint commitment to addressing health inequalities in the District of North East Derbyshire, was made by us on behalf of the multi-agency Healthy North East Derbyshire Partnership and approved by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) UK Healthy Cities Network.
The Council has taken the opportunity to refresh its contribution to improving health by developing a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Useful documents and meeting minutes can be found in the table below