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Health and Wellbeing in Hertsmere

Last Modified July 21, 2014
 

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 requires Hertfordshire County Council and its partners to engage with emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups and transfer public health functions to the county council.

Since 1 April 2013, Hertfordshire County Council has been tasked with coordinating the local NHS, social care, children’s services and public health through new Health and Wellbeing Boards. In Hertfordshire, a shadow board began meeting in July 2011 to prepare for its new responsibilities.

Hertfordshire's Health and Wellbeing Strategy 'Healthier people, healthier communities' was launched in February 2013. You can watch a brief film about the Health and Wellbeing Strategy to find out more.

What are your views on Health and Wellbeing?

Community Action Hertsmere on behalf of Hertsmere Borough Council would like to find out your views about your health and wellbeing as a resident in Hertsmere and if you feel more could be done to help you improve your lifestyle.

This will help to establish the first Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Hertsmere, which provides the evidence base and joint vision for how we can continues to work together to improve the health of the community in new ways. Achieving this strategy will bring significant benefits to the people of Hertsmere in terms of increased quality of life and better health.  Please take part in the survey to give us your views by 6 August 2014.

If you have any questions about this survey please contact Community Action Hertsmere at the Community Shop, 5 Leeming Road, Borehamwood or email: enquiries@communityactionhertsmere.org

Hertsmere Health and Wellbeing Partnership

The Health and Wellbeing Partnership is the formal representative body for Hertsmere Borough Council and the Local Strategic Partnership.

It is the first point of contact and consultee on matters under consideration by the County Health and Wellbeing Board, County Health Scrutiny Committee and NHS Hertfordshire, including reviewing proposed changes to local service provision and assessing the impact on the local community.

The Health and Wellbeing Partnership works together to develop and support initiatives to address the causes of ill health and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all residents. Funding is available for community organisations to run activities which seek to promote a healthy weight and increase physical activity, reduce harm caused by alcohol, reduce harm from tobacco, improve mental health or create a healthy culture across all communities.  Find out how to apply.

Go Smokefree in Hertsmere 

Your local Stop Smoking Service has been developed by experts and ex-smokers, and with their support you are up to four times more likely to quit than if you choose to go it alone. In fact nine out of 10 smokers who have used their local NHS Stop Smoking Service would recommend it.

For free, friendly, specialist advice about quitting, contact Hertfordshire Stop Smoking Service:

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