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WARWICKSHIRE - OUR COUNTY 1998-2001
Priority : Health

Improving the health of the community

Mother and BabyWarwickshire County Council recognises the importance of health within the community. The Government’s recent Green Paper ‘Our Healthier Nation’ gives a specific role to local authorities to promote public health. The County Council is working closely with Warwickshire Health Authority to develop a Health Improvement Plan, and to set joint objectives to improve people’s health in the community, in workplaces and in schools. Warwickshire County Council has made a number of commitments within the Health Improvement Plan and set a number of targets.

Targets:

  • Council departments will complete an audit of activity which affects public health A public health post will be created to strengthen the County Council’s ability to improve public health.
     
  • We will work together with Health Services to improve the standard of health of children in need by March 2000, by:
    • improving health surveillance forchildren under 5 years
    • improving take–up of immunisations
    • aiming to reduce the number of pregnancies in girls under 16 years.
       
  • We will additionally, for children in care, ensure by March 2000:
    • take-up of routine medical examinations
    • six-monthly dental checks and treatment are carried out
    • that every child has a comprehensive health assessment on entering care
    • every child has a personal health record.
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WELCOME

PRIORITISING

PRINCIPLES
FOR OUR COUNTY

PRIORITY: EDUCATION

PRIORITY: JOBS

PRIORITY: REDUCE CRIME

PRIORITY: ENVIRONMENT

PRIORITY: OLDER PEOPLE

PRIORITY: EXCLUSION

PRIORITY: HEALTH

PRIORITY: HOUSING

PRIORITY: TRANSPORT

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES



WARWICKSHIRE
COUNTY COUNCIL


If you have any comments on this plan or would like to know more then please contact:

Monica Fogarty
Policy Adviser
Clerk's Department
PO Box 9
Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall
Market Place
Warwick CV34 4RR

Tel: 01926 412514
Fax: 01926 412479

Email: monicafogarty@
warwickshire.gov.uk
 

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