Can we build healthier, more resilient and connected communities?
Public Health England have published a blog on building healthier, more resilient and connected communities.
Whether we live in cities or towns, rural or coastal areas, the communities we live in really matter for our wellbeing. They matter because things like having a job, a decent and safe home, strong social networks and a sense of belonging play a big role in ensuring we live a happy life in good health.
The recent general election prompted much debate about the importance of communities and places and the need to listen and work alongside communities to achieve inclusive growth and prosperity in every part of England.
So, as we move into 2020, with renewed attention on communities and places, including through directors of public health, combined authorities, elected mayors and new integrated care systems, the time is right to focus on how local areas work together to build communities where everyone has the same opportunities to lead a healthy life.
For more information and to read the full blog, please visit publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk.