The purpose of this report is to provide an update on our headline achievements during the first twelve months of the strategy.
The Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2020 focuses on seven priorities that we think we can have a significant impact on improving, that will in turn have an impact on wellbeing overall, and ultimately people will live healthier lives for longer. The priorities within the strategy are:
- increase breastfeeding (with the aim to increase the number of mothers who breastfeed so that breastfeeding becomes normal with most mothers choosing to).
- make healthy weight the norm (with the aim that families and communities living in Stoke-on-Trent aspire to be a healthy weight).
- reduce under 18 conceptions (with the aim that the Stoke-on-Trent under 18s conception rate is reduced with an improvement in our position in relation to other local authority areas.).
- control tobacco and reduce smoking (with the aim that we have far fewer smokers amongst the local population).
- reduce alcohol related health harms (with the aim to reduce the negative impact of alcohol on the health of individuals and communities).
- improve emotional wellbeing and mental health (with the aim that that Stoke-on-Trent is a city where people experience good mental health and wellbeing so they can fulfil their potential, cope with the stresses of life and make a contribution within their community).
- keep older people safe and well (with the aim that older people’s health and wellbeing will be maintained or improved so they experience a quality of life acceptable to them and live independently for as long as possible).