Public Health consultation

Dr Justin Varney, director of public health, encourages Birmingham citizens to take part in the public health consultation.

Today we publish the Birmingham Public Health Green Paper, which is being used to support our public consultation. The responses we receive will inform the development of a new approach to addressing the health challenges and inequalities facing citizens.

In the Green Paper we have set out some of the significant health issues affecting individuals, families and communities in Birmingham. This draws on analysis of the data and sets out some of the evidence based opportunities for action by individuals, organisations and strategic partnerships.

I hope that through the conversations and engagement that support the consultation on the priorities in this Green Paper we will together as citizens and as a city develop a clear sense of the priority areas for action and provide a steer on how to best focus our efforts over the next four years.

As a city we experience significantly worse health than many of our counterparts in the West Midlands, England and Europe. However, we also have one of the most diverse, vibrant and energised populations and strategic partnerships in England.

I believe that through working together at every level: as individuals, families, communities of interest, organisations and partnerships we can — and we will — improve the lives of everyone in Birmingham.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and to working with you to support everyone to achieve their potential in our city.

The public consultation can be found on our website.

This blog was posted on 18 March 2019

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