Birmingham Public Health works closely with many organisations; the key ones are listed below:
Birmingham Health & Wellbeing Board. The functions of the Health and Wellbeing Board:
- Promote the reduction in Health Inequalities across the City through the commissioning decisions of member organisations
- Report on progress with reducing health inequalities to the Cabinet and the various Clinical Commissioning Group Boards
- Be the responsible body for delivering the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Birmingham (including the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment)
- Deliver and implement the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Birmingham
- Participate in the annual assessment process to support Clinical Commissioning Group authorisation
- Identify opportunities for effective joint commissioning arrangements and pooled budget arrangements
- Provide a forum to promote greater service integration across health and social care.
Visit their website: hwb.birmingham.gov.uk/
Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC)
Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) is one of Birmingham’s leading independent resources. It is the key voluntary sector support organisation in Birmingham and one of the largest such bodies in the UK.
Visit their website: www.bvsc.org/
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG's)
Clinical Commissioning Groups are groups of General Practices that work together to plan and design local health services in England. They do this by 'commissioning' or buying health and care services.
Visit their websites:
- Birmingham Cross City CCG - www.bhamcrosscityccg.nhs.uk/
- Birmingham South Central CCG - www.bhamsouthcentralccg.nhs.uk/
- Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG - www.sandwellandwestbhamccg.nhs.uk/
Community-Apprentice enables young people to develop their employability skills while addressing real problems in their local area.
Competencies such as leadership and resilience are improved through tackling important social issues and reflecting on the process with business volunteers. Projects range from creating welcome packs for refugees to renovating the grounds in an old people’s care centre.So, while enhancing young people’s employability, we’re also building a culture of participation and equipping the next generation to build a better society for all of us.
Evolve is an award-winning social enterprise that places Health Mentors in schools and has a proven track record of improving pupils’ physical health, emotional wellbeing and personal development. Evolve’s bespoke programmes bring together mentoring, physical, activity and classroom support and have a huge impact on pupils’ mental health and resilience as well as their academic achievement.
Health Mentors are positive role models that develop strong relationships with pupils in and out of the classroom in more than 120 schools across England and Wales. They are carefully selected, trained and performance managed to help every pupil develop socially, physically, emotionally and academically.
An independent study by Leeds Beckett University found Health Mentors boost emotional wellbeing for pupils and teachers and called for a Health Mentor in every school.
Evolve has won many awards including the Birmingham Post SME of the Year (2015) and Birmingham Awards Social Enterprise of the Year (2015).
To find out how Evolve is changing children’s lives visit www.evolvesi.com
Birmingham Public Health are proud supporters.
To find out more visit: www.envision.org.uk
Public Health England
Public Health England was established on 1 April 2013 to bring together public health specialists from more than 70 organisations into a single public health service.
Visit their website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
Visit their website: www.sandwell.gov.uk/about
Visit their website: www.solihull.gov.uk/
West Midlands Police
Visit their website: www.west-midlands.police.uk/
West Midlands Fire Service
Visit their website: www.wmfs.net/