Life course

The Health and Wellbeing Board is determined to increase the number of years people spend in good health. To improve health life expectancy and reduce inequalities, the board’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy focuses on preventing poor health and promoting wellbeing. The Health and Wellbeing Board is focussed on Trafford residents' journeys through life, taking a life course approach, which reflects the public health needs of different stages of life. Adopting the life course approach means identifying key opportunities for minimising risk factors and enhancing protective factors through evidence-based interventions at key life stages, from preconception to early years and adolescence, working age, and into older age

The Health and Wellbeing Board has established three sub-boards (Start Well, Live Well, and Age Well) to give a focus on improving health and wellbeing across the life course.

Start Well

To oversee progress against the targets for children and young people set by the Trafford Health and Wellbeing Board. The Start Well Board provides strategic oversight regarding the delivery of national and local priorities in relation to maternity, children and young people

Live Well

To oversee progress on the Live Well stream of the Trafford Health and Well-Being Strategy (2019-29). The Live Well Board provides strategic leadership regarding the delivery of national and local priorities to healthy life expectancy. The focus of the actions in this work stream is the adult working age population, but the Board covers general prevention and work on the wider determinants of health where appropriate. 

Age Well

To oversee progress against the targets set by the Trafford Health and Wellbeing Board in relation to Ageing Well. The Ageing Well Board provides strategic leadership regarding the delivery of national and local priorities in relation to healthy life in older age. The focus of the actions in this work stream is the adult population aged 65+, although some of the population will be suffering from poorer health from a younger age.  

In this section you can access key information on demographics for each life course stage as well as some measures of health and wellbeing specific to these groups.

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