Tackling Health Inequalities

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Tackling Health Inequalities 2016-12-22T13:20:13+00:00

Reductions are made in inequalities in health outcomes between communities and across Aberdeenshire

The Aberdeenshire Health Inequalities and Physical Activity Group and the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership both work to deliver the actions under this priority heading. Some of the actions we are progressing in Aberdeenshire include:

  • Increasing opportunities to access affordable activities
  • Increasing opportunities to be active outdoors, including safe places for children to play
  • The introduction of smoke free grounds and premises
  • Delivery of Alcohol Brief Interventions
  • Identified vulnerable groups are supported to ensure equity of access to services and provision of support proportionate to needs

Aberdeenshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership

Lead Partnerships

Health Inequalities Group

Chair: Doug Milne, Area Manager (Garioch), Aberdeenshire Council

Lead Officer: George Howie, Principal Health Improvement Officer, Aberdeenshire Council/NHS Grampian

Members: Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action,

Purpose: Working together to reduce inequalities in health outcomes between communities and across Aberdeenshire and to increase physical activity rates in the population, including vulnerable individuals and groups, through shifts in culture and improvements to physical infrastructure, opportunities and community empowerment.

Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership

Chair: Philip English, Partnership Manager, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Lead Officer: Wayne Gault, ADP Team Leader

Members: Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen Foyer, CAIR Scotland, Police Scotland, Elected Members, Drugs Action, ASL, ADP Forum Representatives

Purpose: ADP is a collection of public bodies, voluntary organisations and citizen activists seeking to draw interested parties together to collectively tackle the issues associated with problematic alcohol and drugs use and to support recovery from addiction.

For more information about the ADP please visit their website: http://aberdeenshireadp.org.uk/