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Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Our Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-22 was agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) on 17 July 2018 and approved by Council on 15 October 2018.

The strategic vision of the HWB is of a single sustainable health, wellbeing and care system, with partners working together in leading the change, creating the conditions, and using their resources in the most effective way to prioritise prevention, tackle inequalities in communities and integrate ways of working.

Director of Public Health Annual Report for 2018

This year’s theme is a ‘Health Proļ¬le for Norfolk’, providing a baseline health assessment to inform the way in which our health and social care services work together. The report examines what we know about our Norfolk population and its health. We hope that this report helps inform the actions we could take as a local system to respond to new patterns of need, with an increasing population health burden from extreme old age, frailty and people with more than one health condition.

It supports our commitments in the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy to work together to integrate strategy and services and will be important in planning services and targeting health improvement support to areas and individuals with highest needs, especially those living in poverty.

View the Annual Report

Highlights from our HWB Strategy

Key priorities

  • A single sustainable system – Working as a single system in the delivery of people-centred care, across a complex organisational and service delivery landscape
  • Prioritising prevention - A shared commitment to supporting people to be healthy, independent and resilient throughout life - offering our help early to prevent and reduce demand for specialist services
  • Tackling inequalities in communities - Providing support for those who are most vulnerable in localities using resources and assets in communities to address wider factors that impact on health and wellbeing
  • Integrating ways of working - Collaborating in the delivery of people-centred care to make sure services are joined-up, consistent and make sense to those who use them


The HWB has agreed a set of values which describe partners' shared commitment to working together to make improvements and address the challenges:

  • Collectively accountable - As system leaders, taking collective responsibility for the whole system rather than as individual organisations
  • Simplifying systems - Reducing duplication and inefficiency with fewer organisations - a commitment to joint commissioning and simpler contracting and payment mechanisms
  • Promoting engagement and involvement - Listening to people and being transparent about our strategies across all organisations
  • Based on evidence of needs - Using data, including the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), to target our work where it can make the most difference – making evidence-based decisions to improve health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Bringing partners’ existing strategies together - working together to achieve joint outcomes

View our Joint HWB Strategy

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