Report of the Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity, which reviews progress against the overarching priorities identified in the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Devon 2020-2025.
The appendix is available at https://www.devonhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/strategies/
The Board considered a Report from the Director of Public Health, on the
performance for the Board, which monitored the priorities identified in the
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Devon 2020-25.
The indicator list and performance summary within the full report set out the priorities, indicators and indicator types, and included a trend line, highlighting change over time.
The full Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Report for January 2021, along with this paper, was available on the Devon Health and Wellbeing website: www.devonhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/jsna/healthandwellbeingoutcomesreport
The Report monitored the four Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020-25 priorities, and included breakdowns by local authority, district and trends over time. These priorities areas included:
· Create opportunities for all
· Healthy safe, strong and sustainable communities
· Focus on mental health
· Maintain good health for all
The indicators below had all been updated since the last report to the Board;
The outcomes report was also available on the Devon Health and Wellbeing website www.devonhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/jsna/health-and-wellbeing-outcomes-report
The Board, in discussion, highlighted and asked questions on;
· concerns around the level of self-harming amongst young people which had been an issue for some years, which contradicted the information around self-reported wellbeing and social contentedness. There were concerns that more needed to be done to support younger people, especially given the past 12 months; and,
· alcohol specific admissions in under-18s and the links to deprivation in Devon.
It was MOVED by Councillor Leadbetter, SECONDED by Councillor McInnes, and
(a) the performance report be noted and accepted;
(b) a future update be given on self-harming and the work being done to support young people; and,
(c) a report be produced providing an in-depth look at alcohol specific admissions in under-18s and the links to deprivation in Devon.