Health and Wellbeing Board and strategy

Herefordshire's Health and Wellbeing Board has overall responsibility for protecting and improving the county's health and wellbeing. The board is a collaboration between various local organisations, including Herefordshire Council, Healthwatch Herefordshire, Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the voluntary and community sector.

The board uses up to date information and statistics to identify and address countywide priorities, which are fully represented within its health and wellbeing strategy. The strategy provides a shared direction for all board member organisations to work towards in order to meet our vision for improving the health and wellbeing of the population, along with reducing health inequalities and providing high quality services now and in the future.

The strategy also considers wider factors, such as housing, transport, the economy and environment, all of which can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing.

Our vision is that:

"Herefordshire residents are resilient, lead fulfilling lives, are emotionally and physically healthy and feel safe and secure."

To achieve this, we must ensure that we keep people well for as long as possible and help them get better when needed and more able to cope independently.

What will success look like?

  • Our children will have the best start in life, which continues through adolescence and into early adulthood
  • We're all active and living independently for longer
  • We have improved emotional wellbeing throughout our lives
  • We live in sustainable and supportive communities
  • We experience a longer and better quality of life, no matter where we live

To understand the full extent of the work taking place in Herefordshire, read the health and wellbeing strategy.