Healthy Norwich is an exciting project for everyone in the city and its surrounding area. Together we can make Norwich an even better place to live and work in.
Healthy Norwich has three priorities:
We also work on other areas to reduce health inequalities:
- Social Prescribing
- Holiday Hunger
The next phase
In February 2019, following a really successful few years, we held a stakeholder engagement workshop to move Healthy Norwich to its next phase.
The CCG and its Healthy Norwich partners held a ‘re-launch’ event, inviting a wide range of organisations to discuss how its achievements to date can be used as a springboard for the future. It was agreed to establish a ‘movement’ and develop a public-facing narrative, based around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing that has widespread appeal, captures people’s imagination and has the potential to start a ground swell of patient engagement and community activation #letsgetbettertogether.
Norwich is a dynamic, contemporary city and a major regional service centre with a diverse business base and thriving knowledge economy. For many, it offers an exceptional quality of life, combining the best of city living with easy access to the Norfolk countryside, coast and the Broads.
In contrast to this, Norwich city is the second most deprived local authority area in the East of England with multiple “deprivation factors”.
These pockets of deprivation are associated with marked health inequalities. Men who live in the most deprived areas of Norwich might live 6.7 years less than those in the better off areas. In Norwich: Women who live in the most deprived areas might live 3.2 years less than those in better off areas.
The latest public health data shows Norwich fares significantly worse than England and the rest of Norfolk in relation to a number of key health and wellbeing profile indicators.
Health services have an important role to play in improving health and wellbeing but it is clear that health and wellbeing can be influenced by a range of organisations.
- Alcohol Needs Assessment
- Norwich Health Profile
- Health and Wellbeing Strategy
- Norfolk Insight
What does Healthy Norwich mean for the city?
- Norwich is now part of a dynamic and supportive network of 19 UK cities and towns and many more across the globe
- A formal commitment has been made to embed health and health equity in all local policies
- There is access to learning and shared knowledge with a range of other cities in the UK and across Europe
- Healthy City status will enable the development of partnership projects to promote the health and wellbeing of Norwich in the future.