Health and wellbeing

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The health and wellbeing of our population has been a long standing Sub-regional priority. In addition to the outstanding work being undertaken by partners individually, the Sub-region also engages a number of projects and networks.

Cheshire and Merseyside Better Care Fund Network

The Cheshire and Merseyside Better Care Fund Network is a collaborative Network between all Council and Clinical Commissioning Group partners across Cheshire and Merseyside. The Better Care Funding promotes greater integration between health and social care. The Network is a sector led approach to improvement which involves sharing best practice, knowledge and experience, through monthly conference calls and quarterly workshops.

Champs Public Health Collaborative

Led by the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health, Champs Public Health Collaborative is an outcome focused model working across the nine local authorities in Cheshire and Merseyside. Champs Collaborative enable resources to be shared and public health initiatives to be delivered across a larger footprint area, improving local health outcomes for its population of 2.5 million people. Champs Collaborative deliver a number of priorities in partnership with Public Health England North West and NHS England Cheshire and Merseyside which include suicide prevention, tackling high blood pressure, improving children and young people’s mental health and reducing alcohol harm through licensing and Making Every Contact Count.

The Champs support team lead, facilitate and enable the delivery of these priorities with local public health teams and partners. Champs Collaborative is also responsible for enabling system leadership, collaborative commissioning, sector led improvement, finance, CPD/events, communications/knowledge transfer and public health intelligence. Find more information on the Champs Public Health Collaborative website.