The Healthy Ageing Community of Improvement is a defined strategic network that is jointly owned by Yorkshire and Humber Directors of Public Health (DsPH) Network and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). It is sponsored by the DsPH Network and OHID to establish a joint approach for the development of a work plan that will support the improvement of public health outcomes for older adults within Yorkshire and Humber.
There are stark inequalities in how people experience older age; life expectancy has increased but healthy life expectancy has been flat, so people are spending more of their lives in poor health. These inequalities are often a result of a lifetime of disadvantage with the health impacts accumulating through the life course.
This Community of Improvement provides a forum for those working on the healthy ageing agenda across Yorkshire and Humber to focus on public health priorities, collaborate and work at scale to deliver improvements, as well as to ensure Y&H are engaged and visible with national healthy ageing programmes. The group develops an annual work and CPD plan with priorities for 22/23 including:
- Developing a framework for healthy ageing in all programmes/policies
- Establishing an older people’s mental health resource hub
- Age friendly communities and tackling ageism
- Financial security including fuel poverty
End of life care and dying well
For queries please contact:
CoI Chair: Emma White, OHID Lead: Alison Ilif
Link to COI Resource Page: