Joint Health and Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy

The Government set up Health and Wellbeing Boards in 2012.

They bring together health and social care partners. The aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.

In 2022, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council agreed to form a Joint Health and Wellbeing Board. It will meet as a committee in common with the Integrated Care Partnership, bringing together and creating a stronger local partnership around integrated health and social care.

Health and Wellbeing Boards must have health and wellbeing strategies. As a system, we wanted to ensure that all partners had a shared vision and agreed strategies.

In December 2022, members of the board and the Integrated Partnership agreed the Joint Health and Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy.

There will be a new strategy for 2022 to 2030.

The three main goals are:

  • To increase the number of years people spend in good health
  • To reduce inequalities in preventable deaths before the age of 75
  • To achieve better outcomes for our children

There are four priorities to help achieve these goals:

  • Priority 1 - Our children are ready to enter and exit education prepared for the next phase of their lives
  • Priority 2 - Create an environment for people to be as healthy as can be
  • Priority 3 - Reducing poverty through better employment, skills and housing
  • Priority 4 - Promoting early intervention and prevention measures to improve mental health and wellbeing

We are developing action plans around these priorities. You can read more about them in the chapters below.