Public Health Campaigns
The Council works hard to highlight priority public health programmes, and works with it's partners, including Public Health England to promote locally, national campaigns which could significantly improve the health of local people.
At the moment the Council is promoting the uptake of the flu vaccine
- particularly for residents considered to be in one of the 'at risk' groups.
The Council works closely with Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group
to secure the best possible improvements in the health of the local population. All local health and social care partners are committed to reducing health inequality, promoting independence, and providing accessible and well-understood services and information. You can find out more about what we do, and what we are working on, on these pages.
Health and Wellbeing Board
From 1 April 2013 the Council operates a Health and Wellbeing Board
, which brings together health and social care partners with patient representatives to ensure that better services are delivered through ‘joining up’ the different strands of service provision. The Board is chaired by the Cabinet Member for Health.
Health and Wellbeing Strategy
We have set out our joint priorities in a Health and Wellbeing Strategy
running from 2012 to 2015. This aims to secure improvements in health, and health and social care services, across all stages of life.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
The Strategy was based on a comprehensive assessment of the health, wellbeing and social care needs of the population, which is called a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
. The easy-to-browse website provides a wealth of information on the health needs of local people.
Also from 1 April 2013, the Council became responsible for leading the local public health
system. Public health is about improving the health of whole populations, and as the leader of the public health ‘system’ locally, the Council can draw on important services that impact on health, such as housing, education, leisure and culture. Led by the Director of Public Health, you can find out more about some of the priority public health programmes in these pages.
You can also access the Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2012
, which gives the latest data on the health profile of Barking and Dagenham.