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The important area for this core theme are preventing communicable diseases, local health systems, tobacco free cities, alcohol and drugs, active living, healthy food and diet, violence and injuries, healthy settings and well being and happiness.

The priorities in Stoke healthy city include preventing early deaths from CVD and Cancer, smoking, physical activity, obesity, alcohol related harm, poverty and long term conditions.

  • Population based approaches: We will implement a participatory action research project based in five priority wards to increase levels of physical activity (active living), reduce smoking prevalence and unblock environmental barriers to healthy living at small community level. Community development workers will work with communities and link health to other innovative schemes in the City such as Jobs, enterprise and employment schemes (JETS) and the newly formed Staffordshire Credit Union.
  • Primary Care approaches: The City will improve the health outcomes of local people by mobilising the full potential of primary care in General Practice. An innovative Quality Improvement Framework (QIF) has been developed in Stoke that sets the standard for excellent Primary Care and provides a 3 year incentive scheme to achieve health outcomes setting targets for prevention which will result in the greatest health gain with a focus on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, lifestyle issues, mental health and hypertension.
  • Management of long term conditions (LTCs): A comprehensive self care framework and strategy will be produced and will identify a range of innovative actions to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent early death, including a new large scale proactive telephony based advice and information service, personal planning and coaching to improve well-being, large scale lifestyle programmes, community surgeries and workshops focused on the main long term conditions and the key lifestyle issues identified above.


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(+44) 1782 236344

Email us:

healthy.city@stoke.gov.uk

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Floor 1, Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1RN

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  • Stoke-on-Trent Healthy City is a joint initiative between Stoke City Council and NHS Stoke-on-Trent. We work with a range of partners in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors from across the City to deliver improved health and well being to the people of Stoke-on-Trent

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