Our public health strategy for 2018–21 demonstrates our commitment to work with partners to actively improve the health and wellbeing of residents, and provides an opportunity to reflect on how we've worked collectively across the borough to reduce inequalities.
The priorities included in the previous public health strategy (2016-18) – tobacco control, physical activity and oral health – have been reviewed. Each of these areas all have well established programmes in place, with a number of significant results achieved over the past three years. This work will continue as ‘business as usual’ for public health in Barnsley.
The refreshed public health strategy includes three new priorities: food, alcohol and emotional resilience. Each priority will have a comprehensive action plan developed in consultation with partners and other stakeholders.