Health inequalities is a core component of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-24. The strategy sets out clear objectives to address the wider determinants of health and healthy lifestyles inequalities including:
- Preventing homelessness and improving pathways into housing for vulnerable people.
- Reducing inequalities in skills and economic outcomes across our area.
- Reducing inequalities in heart disease and smoking.
- Acting as a system to reduce health inequalities.
Specific Action being taken by the CCG
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG have developed a Health inequalities Strategy, which reflects current issues aggravated by COVID-19 pandemic. The full strategy can be found here .
The Health inequalities strategy encompasses the following seven guiding principles:
- Explore the impact of decisions on health inequalities early in the decision-making process.
- Value staff through parity of recruitment, promotion and employment.
- Offer simple, hassle-free services.
- Partner with other organisations to take a place-based approach to address social determinants of health.
- Allocate health care resources proportionate to need.
- Consider actions at different stages of life.
- Harness the community benefits of the Social Value Act.