Swansea has received designation from the World Health Organisation to enter Phase VI (2014-2018) of the Healthy City Initiative. The overarching goals involved improving health for all, reducing health inequalities and improving leadership and participatory governance for health
The core themes of the Healthy City Initiative are:
- Life Course and Empowering People
- Tackling major public health challenges
- Strengthening people centred health systems and public health capacity
- Creating resilient communities and supportive environments
The Creating an Active and Healthy Swansea Group focuses on promoting community approaches to physical health and nutrition with particular emphasis on young people and healthy eating in and around schools.
The Healthy City Initiative involves key partners at strategic level to determine strategy and policy to develop initiatives linked to the core themes that will benefit the community to live longer and healthier lives.
Health and wellbeing considerations must be taken into account when determining policy and procedures that impact on citizens of Swansea.
The Healthy City Directory has been developed as a resource to signpost professionals to local and community health and wellbeing resources.
Partnership work and Information sharing regarding initiatives undertaken with schools linked to the Healthy City core themes to determine best practice and to identify collective concerns regarding the health and wellbeing agenda.
Strategy and policy development at the Healthy City Board will ensure that consistent approaches are adopted across Swansea in relation to Health and Wellbeing across the city, throughout the life course and within Swansea schools.
Tony Kluge 01792 601825
Debra Bennett 01792 601876
The Healthy City Directory: www.healthycitydirectory.co.uk