We are currently reshaping and refocusing our support offer in the light of the COVID-19 health emergency.
Sector-led improvement for public health and prevention
We will continue to support the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) regions and work collaboratively with them to develop this offer. Testing, Contact Tracing and Local Outbreak Planning is a priority area to focus our support.
COVID-19 Peer Support offer: Testing, Contact Tracing and Local Outbreak Planning
In June 2020 Local Government and Directors of Public Health (DPHs) have been identified as critical in managing the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic: testing, contact tracing and outbreak management. All upper tier councils have been tasked by Government to:
- establish a member led Local Outbreak Control Board
- establish a Director of Public Health led COVID-19 Health Protection Board
- develop a Local Outbreak Control Plan
Support for local leadership - peer offer on testing contact tracing and outbreak management (pdf, 198KB)
The purpose of this document is to support council leaders, the chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, and chief executive officers to use as a checklist to establish if they are working in a way that would support planning for a local outbreak. Contact [email protected]
Support for DPHs
The DPH has a crucial role in the design and delivery of the local public health response. Our support offer, in partnership with ADPH, is flexible bespoke peer support for DPHs and their teams to create some additional capacity, with health protection expertise, for the local response to COVID-19. Contact [email protected]
Prevention Matters: how elected members can improve the health of their communities
We are currently looking at developing an online and virtual offer.
Health in all Policies (HiaP) support
We have just launched the Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19, designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.
We will also be hosting a webinar Health in All Policies: Leading place to tackle the social determinants of health on 15 September 2020, 10.30am - 12.00pm, to hear from local areas how they are addressing health inequalities and officially launch the workbook.
We are currently piloting virtual HiAP workshops. If you would like to find out more, please contact [email protected]
System wide health and care peer challenge
We are currently looking to develop a virtual and remote offer for peer challenge, aligning closely with the developments in the LGA for peer challenge.
We are also developing a Health Inequalities Peer Challenge. For further information contact [email protected]
- Healthy and productive ageing with Sir Muir Gray, 17 September 2020
- Health in All Policies: Leading place to tackle the social determinants of health, 15 September 2020, 10.30am - 12.00pm
- Local outbreaks and good practise, 24 September 2020
- COVID-19 reset: the role of the Health and Wellbeing Board, 1 December 2020
- Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our communities during COVID-19, 21 May 2020
- COVID-19 and Ethnicity, 2 June 2020
- Using Marmot principles to tackle health inequalities and COVID-19, 23 June 2020
- Working with the voluntary and community sector to support communities, 15 July 2020
- Tackling obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 July 2020
COVID-19 outbreak - councillor guidance
This guidance has been developed to assist elected councillors as councils grapple with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.
Public health transformation seven years on: prevention in neighbourhood, place and system
The LGA’s 2020 public health annual report demonstrates what can be achieved by public health operating across local government and working closely with the NHS and a wide range of local and system partners.
Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19
The workbook is designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.