Partnership working is the cornerstone of all activity carried out by the Public Health Directorate. The key Public Health challenges for the East Riding of Yorkshire, which includes both urban and rural communities, affluent as well as deprived populations (see the HEALTH NEEDS AND INEQUALITIES section), are complex. They are determined by many factors such as individual lifestyle choices, social circumstances, environmental and economic factors which are very different for different sections of its varied population.
In order to meet these challenges, a range of responses and interventions are required from many different agencies which, working in partnership with each other and operating under a common goal, can help realise the health benefits of their activities for our resident communities.
At a formal level, partnership working across the East Riding of Yorkshire is represented by the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Strategy Partnership (LSP). The LSP is currently responsible for the development and delivery of the Local Area Agreement (LAA), in conjunction with the Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber, and also for the production of the Community Plan which is designed to communicate partnership plans to local residents.
Of particular relevance to Public Health within the LAA and the Community Plan is the Healthier Communities and Older People section and the associated Action Group, chaired by the Director of Public Health of the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust. It is within this pillar of the LSP where a selection of key Public Health actions is located.
The East Riding Compact, which determines the working relationship between the public sector and the voluntary and community sector, is yet another example of a local partnership realising public health benefits for local residents.
(More details on the local LSP and Compact can be found at http://lsp.eastriding.gov.uk)
Moreover, most of our local Public Health initiatives are developed and delivered in partnership with other agencies.
For more information, please contact Paul Wolstencroft (Head of Health Improvement and Partnerships).