‘County Durham is a healthy place, where people live well for longer.’
The Health and Wellbeing Board has chosen four priority areas of focus for 2023-28, which have been identified from the evidence base in the Joint Strategic Needs and Assets Assessment (JSNAA). These are the biggest contributors to people in County Durham dying early, living in poor health or with illness.
To achieve our overarching objective of ‘Improve healthy life expectancy and reduce the gap within County Durham and between County Durham and England’ these are the priorities we need to focus on:
- Making smoking history
- Enabling healthy weight for all
- Improving mental health, resilience and wellbeing
- Reducing alcohol harms