The Coventry Health and Wellbeing Strategy is the city’s high level plan for reducing health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing for Coventry residents.
The Strategy is owned by the Coventry Health and Wellbeing Board, which brings together senior leaders from Coventry City Council, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service, voluntary sector organisations, Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group, acute and community NHS trusts, and local universities. The Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory responsibility to understand current and future health and social care needs and to translate these findings into clear outcomes the Board wants to achieve.
This Strategy has been developed in partnership with senior leaders from across the public and voluntary and community sectors. It is informed by data and engagement evidence from our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and learning from our 2016-19 Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, as well as drawing on national research and good practice. We consulted with stakeholders, communities and the public on our proposals and have reflected the feedback in this final plan.
The Strategy sets out a four-year vision for health and wellbeing in Coventry and will be used by local health and care partners to inform plans for commissioning services and shape how we work together to meet health and social care needs and address the social determinants of health.
In order to deliver our ambitions, the Coventry Health and Wellbeing Board has agreed three short term priorities that will inform how we will work together, develop actions and report on our progress on improving the health and wellbeing of local people. Looking after the health and wellbeing of Coventry’s residents is not just the responsibility of a single body. Statutory and voluntary and community sector partners all need to play their part, working alongside communities and individuals, if we are to meet the ambitions we’ve set out in our strategy. A key partnership is the Coventry and Warwickshire Health & Care Partnership, which brings together key agencies across the sub-region to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.