Public health and prevention

We have worked to develop a suite of sector-led improvement support for public health and prevention with partners.

Our public health and prevention programme has been collaboratively designed to provide the sector with a range of tools and support to ensure that councils and partners are taking full advantage of the opportunities presented by the transfer of public health.

Sector-led improvement for public health, prevention and early intervention
The LGA is working with partners at Public Health England and the Association for Directors of Public Health to deliver sector-led improvement activity in 2019/20 for public health, prevention, and early intervention through the care and health improvement programme funded by the Department of Health.

Prevention Matters: how elected members can improve the health of their communities
This is a full day training session for elected members which covers the context of the current health and care system and then explores the social determinants of health, the benefits of investing in prevention, how all of the council’s activities can have a positive impact on health improvement and prevention, and what makes an elected member an effective champion in their communities. These training days are open to all elected members, including those from district or upper tier authorities, and those with cabinet portfolio responsibilities as well as those without. We can deliver the session in a single council or in a central location for a group of councils.

Health in all Policies (HiaP) support
We recently published Health in all policies: a manual for local government and are offering facilitated support to implement a health in all policies approach in practice, to support embedding health improvement across all the activity of the council and its partners.

The LGA is offering free one-day facilitated workshops with councils and their partners, using expert facilitators, to work through the self-assessment and develop a series of actions to enable the council to move forward with embedding a HiaP approach. We would meet with you in the first instance to understand the context for the work and plan for the workshop.

System wide health and care peer challenge
A system wide care and health peer challenge involves a small team of peers spending time at a care, health and wellbeing system to provide challenge and share learning.

Prevention at Scale
The support for the 12 Prevention at Scale pilot sites has now concluded. We will continue to follow the progress of the sites into 19/20.