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New blueprint to tackle health inequalities in Solihull has launched

Solihull Editorial 6th Sep, 2022 Updated: 6th Sep, 2022   0

REDUCING health inequalities for residents across Solihull is the focus of the Health and Well-being Board’s new plan.

This document is a call to action to residents, community groups and local organisations to work with the Council and NHS, to create a Solihull where people have a fairer chance to be healthier, happier, safer and more prosperous.

The strategy sets out the Board’s overall aim, its guiding principles, and initial priorities for reducing health inequalities across the borough.

It was approved at the Health and Wellbeing Board on 14 June, following public consultation.




Partners will now work together through a new Implementation Group (SIG) to ensure the plan is followed.

The Solihull strategy sits alongside one for Birmingham, both of which feed in to an overall plan for tackling health inequalities for the entire Birmingham and Solihull area.


Coun Karen Grinsell, deputy leader of Solihull Council and chair of Solihull Council’s health and wellbeing board, said: “Our plan to tackle health inequalities in Solihull is a living and working document: we know that people face real challenges at the moment which will affect their health and well-being so this is more urgent and important than ever.

“Each priority area supports our ambition – that all residents in Solihull, no matter where they are born, grow up, live or work and whatever their age, they can have a fair opportunity to be as healthy as they can be.

“This includes practical steps to give children the best start in life, support young people on their first steps into employment and making sure that we address the needs of new communities living in the borough.

“I look forward to working with other organisations, including the NHS via the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System, on this vital issue.”

Visit https://www.solihull.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/tackling-health-inequalities to download the full strategy.

 

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