Tackling health inequalities: a blueprint for Solihull 2022-2025
“Reducing health inequalities for residents across Solihull is the focus of the Health and Well-being Board’s new plan. “Tackling health inequalities: a blueprint for Solihull 2022-2025” describes how Solihull’s health inequalities can be addressed over the next three years.
This document is a call to action to residents, community groups and local organisations to work with the Council and NHS, to create a Solihull where people have a fairer chance to be healthier, happier, safer and more prosperous.
The need for such action is shown by the data in the strategy, for example on average, men in the most deprived areas of Solihull can expect to live around 12 years less than those in the least deprived. Even more stark, is that those living in the most deprived areas of Solihull spend much longer in ill-health, up to 18 years more, compared with those in the least deprived (Public Health Profiles – Inequality in Healthy Life Expectancy).
Partners will now work together through a new Implementation Group (SIG) to ensure the plan is followed.
The Solihull strategy sits alongside one for Birmingham, both of which feed in to an overall plan for tackling health inequalities for the entire Birmingham and Solihull area.”
To read more about the Health and Well-being Board’s new plan, “Tackling health inequalities: a blueprint for Solihull 2022-2025”, visit the council website.