The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and the Local Government Association (LGA), in consultation with SOLACE, have developed a tool to support system leaders in local authorities in defining and ensuring good public health at place.
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- The tool was initially developed in collaboration with East Midlands ADPH and the LGA and based on the ADPH London DPH Peer to Peer reflective process/self-assessment
- The original tool has now been updated and an online version created. The updated tool has been sense checked through consultation with Directors of Public Health (DsPH) through the ADPH networks.
- The purpose of the tool is to provide an opportunity for structured reflection on:
- Strengths and assets
- Challenges and opportunities.
- Identify mitigating action to address issues/potential areas of risk in relation to public health
- The tool is designed to support sector led improvement and can be used flexibly by Directors of Public Health and local authorities to understand how effective they are in setting their own ambitions for public health, and the ways they work with partners.
- There are seven sections that make up the tool that mirror the Adult Social Care risk tool with health inequalities themed throughout.
- The conclusions from this strengths and risks self-assessment exercise should enable leaders to be confident that the key elements of the council’s role in relation to public health have been assessed using an objective and tested process.
- The LGA can provide some support to local and regional colleagues in adopting and completing the tool. For more information or for technical support, please contact [email protected].
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The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and the Local Government Association (LGA), in consultation with SOLACE
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