The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has agreed a new population health plan intended to enable residents to "start well, live well and age well" and to lead happier and healthier lives.
The plan covers the most crucial area for health and social care reform and puts strong focus on prevention and how better health and wellbeing helps with work prospects and economy.
The plan will complement the individual work in the ten localities of the city region and highlights where issues can be tackled more effectively by working together from a Greater Manchester stance.
Last year a big VCSE and Healthwatch partnership led by GMCVO contributed to a huge consultation with people who live and work in this area to understand what helps and prevents them from taking charge of their own health. Read our report here Taking Charge Together VCSE & Healthwatch report.
GMCVO and the VCSE Reference Group believe a radical improvement in population health is achievable and will be making further proposals to public sector colleagues.
More information, and a link to the plan can be found on the GMHSC website.