PHE consultation on healthy communities
Public Health England (PHE) recognises that communities matter for health – and now it would like your help. ‘Community’ is used as shorthand for the relationships, bonds, identities and interests that join people together or give them a shared stake in a place, service, culture or activity. A community can be a geographic area or have a shared interest or identity such as faith-based or social group.
Community life, social connections, sense of belonging and having a voice in local decisions all contribute to health and wellbeing. These community factors build our sense of control, resilience and wellbeing which also help protect us against illness and help us maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Building strong, connected and inclusive communities is therefore a public health priority.
PHE has produced guidance on the evidence but wants to learn more about what works in creating healthy communities and placing communities at the heart of public health.
The team at PHE want to know what you think makes a healthy community and would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey. The closing date for completing the survey is Wednesday 19th September.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].