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.
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