People in Kirklees are as well as possible for as long as possible
No matter where they live, we want people in Kirklees to be able to live their lives confidently, in better health and for longer. Preventing problems and supporting people early will help people choose healthy lifestyles and increase physical and mental health and wellbeing.
What we're aiming to achieve
- People have access to opportunities to improve their health and wellbeing.
- A joined-up health and care system in Kirklees.
- Support, help and advice for people in the communities where they live.
- Protection of the public's health through education, support and interventions.
Health inequalities, especially around life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, and long-term conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and kidney disease have a significant impact on communities in Kirklees. We will work with our partners in the NHS to reframe heath checks to directly address inequalities in the prevention and identification of long-term conditions. We are also working to improve access to these checks in communities, delivered via the Kirklees Wellness Service approach of person-centred care through motivational interviewing and coaching models. This will help to reduce inequalities in the prevention, diagnosis and management of long-term conditions.
Measuring our impact
- Healthy life expectancy