Corby Health and Well-Being Forum
Corby Health and Well-Being Forum meet on a quarterly basis and are chaired by Tansi Harper on an interim arrangement. The agreed health and well-being priorities for Corby are:
1. Smoking 2. Alcohol 3. Activity Participation 4. Mental Health (especially self harm)
The chair of the Corby forum represents Corby on the County Health and Well-Being Board.
The agreed health and well-being priorities for Northants are:
1. Increasing rates of breastfeeding (by the end of 2016, 50% of mothers will still be breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks)
2. Reducing levels of childhood obesity (by 2016, no more than 15% of children in year 6 are obese)
3. Tackling alcohol and drug issues to protect communities and improve lives
4. Improving prevention, treatment and care in the community for frail and elderly people
5. Improving the quality of life of vulnerable older people.
Working in partnership, it is intended that Corby Borough Council takes positive action to support and promote the health priorities identified and this will be achieved through a number of planned actions.
For more information on the health and well-being forum please contact:
Liz Hudson, Healthier Lifestyles Manager, Corby Borough Council, Tel: 01536 464687; Email: email@example.com
Corby’s Health Profile 2014
Currently more than 13,000 people in Corby live in areas classified in the most deprived (20% nationally). People living in areas of deprivation have particular health needs, for example life expectancy for people living in the most deprived wards in Corby is 11.8 years lower for men and 7.7 years lower for women, compared to those living in the least deprived areas.
Life expectancy is a good indicator of overall health and population. Corby has a significantly lower life expectancy for both men and women than the rest of England. Due to the levels of deprivation in Corby there is a large range in average life expectancy depending on area which causes significant health issues associated with deprivation.
A number of health issues in Corby have been identified, all of which are above the England average, including:
• Alcohol harm related hospital admissions.
• Smoking prevalence including smoking in pregnancy and deaths from smoking.
• Coronary heart disease.
• Stroke and cancer rates.
• Low level of physically active children.
• Increasing level of teenage pregnancies.
• Increased level of tooth decay, particularly in children.
• 18.1% of Year 6 children classified as obese.