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Health and wellbeing awards launched

05 November 2019

The new awards will highlight excellent work to promote health and wellbeing in Norfolk and Waveney.  They will honour people and organisations who help to deliver the ambitions of the county’s joint health and wellbeing strategy.

Councillor Bill Borrett, chairman of the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Wellbeing Board – which brings together the county council, district councils, voluntary sector and NHS bodies across Norfolk – said:

“Our ambition is to enable a system that not only detects and treats illnesses, but one that also prevents poor health, by tackling the root causes of ill-health and puts people back in charge of their own health."

“The awards provide an exciting opportunity to highlight the excellent work going on to drive forward this approach in Norfolk and Waveney.”

This year’s awards are themed around prioritising prevention, which includes: giving children the best start in life; promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles; and tackling the root causes of physical and mental ill-health.

The categories are:

  • The chairman’s awards – recognising service delivery, innovation or improvement by an organisation or department
  • Health and wellbeing hero – recognising an individual’s exceptional contribution within the community

Entries open in December and close at 9am Friday 28 February 2020.  The awards will be presented at the annual health and wellbeing board conference on 25 March 2020.

Visit our Health and Wellbeing Awards page for more information.

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