Raising awareness about heathy eating, phsycal activity and affordable warmth.
Healthy Norwich is an exciting project for everyone in the city and its surrounding area. Together we can make Norwich an even better place to live and work in.
Future Radio has received a grant from Norwich City Council to raise awareness about heathy eating, phsycal activity, quit smoking and affordable warmth.
On Thursday 14 February 2013, Norwich became the latest city to join the UK Healthy Cities Network with the official launch of Healthy Norwich. The city is now part of a global movement for urban health which is led and supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Healthy Norwich has three priorities
- Stopping or preventing smoking
- Promoting a good diet and plenty of exercise
- Affordable warmth
The picture of Norwich is often described as a ‘tale of two cities’. Norwich is a dynamic, contemporary city and a major regional service centre with a diverse business base and thriving knowledge economy. For many, it offers an exceptional quality of life, combining the best of city living with easy access to the Norfolk countryside, coast and the Broads.
In contrast to this, Norwich city is the second most deprived local authority area in the East of England with multiple “deprivation factors”.
These pockets of deprivation are associated with marked health inequalities. Men who live in the most deprived areas of Norwich might live 6.7 years less than those in the better off areas. In Norwich: Women who live in the most deprived areas might live 3.2 years less than those in better off areas.
The latest public health data shows Norwich fares significantly worse than England and the rest of Norfolk in relation to a number of key health and wellbeing profile indicators.
Health services have an important role to play in improving health and wellbeing but it is clear that health and wellbeing can be influenced by a range of organisations.
Alcohol Needs Assessment
Norwich Health Profile
Health and Wellbeing Strategy
What does Healthy Norwich mean for the city?
Norwich is now part of a dynamic and supportive network of 19 UK cities and towns and many more across the globe
A formal commitment has been made to embed health and health equity in all local policies
There is access to learning and shared knowledge with a range of other cities in the UK and across Europe
Healthy City status will enable the development of partnership projects to promote the health and wellbeing of Norwich in the future.