The FV service was delegated to the two Health and Social Care partnerships in 2023.
The Health Improvement services lead on approaches and services to maintain and improve health and wellbeing, helping to reduce health inequalities.
We aim to ensure that everyone living and working in Forth Valley has access to the knowledge and opportunities to take more control over their health and wellbeing.
We work with a wide range of partners to support health improvement activities across Forth Valley. We work to influence policy, service provision and wider environmental factors that help support positive health outcomes for our population, especially those in greatest need.
To do this we provide training, information and resources to anyone who can influence the public’s health. This includes HSCP, NHS and local authority staff and staff from other organisations and community groups which can influence public health at a local level. The Health Improvement Service also works in partnership on projects and campaigns directly aimed at communities.
We provide specialist advice and supports on a range of topics including mental health, tobacco, drugs and alcohol prevention and cessation, oral health, physical activity, sexual health and blood borne viruses.
Training & workforce development
We deliver free training & CPD opportunities to HSCP, NHS & local authority staff as well as third, public and private sector organisations. Contact your local service to discuss your requirements.
Leaflets, posters & resources
We provide posters, leaflets and visual resources to services, organisations and groups to support our work. Register here.
The free condom service aims to provide condoms across NHS Forth Valley to reduce sexual health inequalities in populations most vulnerable to poor sexual health outcomes. It provides condoms by mail to individuals and to organisations for distribution.