Public Health England recognises that communities matter for health.
‘Community’ as a term is used as shorthand for the relationships, bonds, identities and interests that join people together or give them a shared stake in a place, service, culture or activity. A community can be a geographic area or have a shared interest or identity such as faith-based or social group.
Community life, social connections, sense of belonging and having a voice in local decisions all contribute to health and wellbeing. These community factors build our sense of control, resilience and wellbeing which also help protect us against illness and help us maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Building strong, connected and inclusive communities is therefore a public health priority.
Public Health England has produced guidance on the evidence but wants to learn more about what works in creating healthy communities and placing communities at the heart of public health.
They want to know what you think makes a healthy community and would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey. The closing date for completing the survey is Wednesday 19th September
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact them: