Work in relation to addressing the determinants of health falls largely to community planning partnerships, and the development of Single Outcome Agreements (SOA).
In particular, there are a couple of specific issues in relation to the determinants of health which warrant further detail:
Please visit each of the local authorities below, for an indication of the approaches taken within the NHS Forth Valley area:
The Clackmannanshire SOA has described three aims:
– Strengthen communities
– Build confidence and raise aspirations
– Improve wellbeing
… and nine priority outcomes:
– The area has a positive image and attracts people and business
– Our communities are more cohesive and inclusive
– Improved uptake of skills development, training and employment
– Our communities are safer
– Vulnerable people and families are supported
– Substance misuse and its effects are reduced
– Health is improving and health inequalities are reducing
– The environment is protected and enhanced
– Improved quality of public services
Falkirk SOA is organised around 15 national outcomes:
– We live in a Scotland that is the most attractive place for doing business in Europe.
– We will realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people. – We are better educated, more skilled and more successful renowned for our research and innovation.
– Our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens
– Our children will have the best possible start in life and are ready to succeed.
– We will live longer, healthier lives.
– We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish Society.
– We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk.
– We will live our lives safe from crime, disorder and danger.
– We live in well designed, sustainable places where we are able to access the amenities and services we need.
– We will have strong, resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others.
– We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect it enhance it for future generations.
– We take pride in a strong, fair and inclusive national identity.
– We will reduce the local and global environmental impact of our consumption and production.
– Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people’s needs.
Stirling SOA has five strategic topics:
– We will make Stirling a place with a vibrant economy that is open for business.
– We will make Stirling a place with jobs and opportunities for all.
– We will make Stirling a place where lifelong learning is valued and encouraged.
– We will make Stirling a place where improved wellbeing adds life to years, not just life years to life.
– We will make Stirling a place with a high quality environment.
… and 4 strategic themes:
– We will make Stirling a place with better services.
– We will make Stirling a place where participation and responsibility are encouraged.
– We will make Stirling more sustainable.