Public health outcomes
In early 2012 the government published its public health outcomes framework. The framework will set the agenda for work around public health for the future. From April 2013 Public Health will transfer to the Local Authority and we'll be going with it! Much of the propsed work locally will be published in the the local Health and Wellbeing Strategy currently under development.
These proposed outcomes are linked to the key health challenges facing society both nationally and locally.
In July 2012 a further exciting document specifically about an outcomes framework for children and young people was published and this is full of the importance of the role of schools in helping support welbeing and highlights the important and effective contribution the Healthy Schools Programme can make.
In particular Healthy Schools Plus schools will work closely with key partners towards achieving locally agreed health and wellbeing outcomes. The focussed piece of work they choose to do will reflect school-based local and national priorities as outlined in the public health outcomes document, the local Children and Young People’s Plans and in CIOSPCT's operational plan.
In short, the key local priorities for Cornwall are:
- childhood obesity
- under 16 conception rates (teenage pregnancy)
- alcohol and drugs
- emotional health and wellbeing and mental health
- sun safety.
Our project plan for 2012 - 2013 reflects these priorities and identifies some of the key local and national strategies to which we are contributing.