Healthy – Our Vision

An elderly couple walking by the sea

The Devon Health and Wellbeing Board brings public health and care together to improve the health and wellbeing of the population and reduce health inequalities.

The Devon Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out the priorities for the Devon Health and Wellbeing Board.

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) looks at current and future health and care needs to inform the planning and commissioning (buying) of health, well-being and social care services.

Cycling in Bideford

The Public Health Outcomes Framework, Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, and NHS Outcomes Framework set out the indicators by which progress will be evaluated.

Annual Public Health Reports provide an overview of public health issues, outcomes and services.

Devon County Council – Key actionsDevon County Council – Example outcome measures
Provide support to families where it is needed most:Children will have the best possible start in life and be ready for school:

  • Children in poverty
  • Early Years Foundation Score
  • Emotional difficulties and self-harm in young people
Focus public health improvement on people and communities who need it most:More people will enjoy good health and avoid preventable illness:

  • Smoking prevalence
  • Alcohol related hospital admissions
  • Access to NHS Health Checks
Promote healthy lifestyles and increase opportunities to enjoy Devon’s environment:More people will lead happy and active lives:

  • Excess weight in children and adults
  • Physical activity levels
Support people to stay independent and recover after a crisis:More people will maintain their health and independence into older age:

  • Emergency readmissions within 30 days of hospital discharge
  • Coverage and effectiveness of reablement services
  • Injuries due to falls
  • People with long-term conditions who feel adequately supported to manage own condition
Help communities to be supportive and inclusive:More people will feel valued, respected and included:

  • Social contentedness
  • Self-reported wellbeing
  • Carer reported quality of life