The 2016/17 Public Health Annual Report for Solihull is now available.
As in previous reports, the report contains much that Solihull can be proud of. People are living longer, healthier lives. Local people from the community and organisations are working together to improve health and wellbeing.
The report also highlights the challenges that the Council and partners face to ensure that everyone in Solihull has an equal chance to be healthy. The health of some of our residents is significantly below an acceptable level – premature deaths, poor health and disability still disproportionately affect some parts of our community.
This year’s report focuses on the priorities in Solihull’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy:
• People will live longer and have healthier lives
• Give every child the best start in life
• Ageing well – healthy older life
• Healthy and sustainable places and communities
The report includes a number of case studies, video clips and people’s individual stories. These provide real examples of how health and wellbeing issues are being tackled in Solihull and the difference that is being made to people’s lives.