Reducing Health Inequalities - Beacon Status
Information about Reducing Health Inequalities - Beacon Status
In 2007 Coventry City Council put forward an application to the I&DeA (Improvement and Development Agency) relating to our work in providing health services. Following several rigorous inspections, in March 2008 we were awarded Beacon status for our work in reducing health inequalities.
So what is a Beacon authority?
The Beacon Scheme was set up to award and share best practice in service delivery across local government. In the words of the I&DeA "Beacon status is granted to those authorities who can demonstrate a clear vision, excellent services and a willingness to innovate within a theme." For further information on Beacon or the Improvement and Development Agency contact Local Innovations Awards website.
Our aim is to reduce health inequalities by narrowing the gap in life expectancy between the various social groups that live and work in Coventry.
Coventry's 'joined up' approach has proved a winner and we are proud to share our best practice with other authorities. By joining forces with our partners we have found innovative ways of reaching those areas that are in need of our help.