We have a seat on the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board which has been established as a statutory committee of Leeds City Council.
We actively supported the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) using a range of information and local and national statistics to identify the current health and wellbeing needs of our communities and highlighting health inequalities that can lead to some people dying prematurely in some parts of Leeds compared to other people in the city. The findings from the JSNA fed into the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Leeds (2013 – 2015).
We have been working with the Board to help us with the development of our commissioning plans so that we can support the delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Leeds. This will help ensure we contribute to the overall vision that Leeds will be a healthy and caring city for all ages, with a principle in all outcomes that people who are the poorest will improve their health the fastest.