As part of the State Public Health Plan Peel, local governments have developed their local Public Health Plans and the Commission has taken up the initiative to undertake a comparative review of these Plans. After comparing the plans, we saw the value in convening a workshop under the Taskforce banner with the key staff from each local government and health services to discuss common issues and strategies identified in the plans, and potential synergies across the region.
The workshop was held on Thursday 28 January and was a great opportunity to come together and connect with multiple organisations and to see the potential support networks the local governments have available to implement actions from their Public Health Plans.
After a presentation on the data analysis for the Peel region, each local government had an opportunity to present where they are up to with implementing their plan, what health issues or projects they were focusing on in 2021, highlights and achievements, and enduring challenges in relation to their plan.
Moving forward the Peel Development Commission intends to continue convening meetings with local governments and their respective health services and, as required, facilitate guest speakers.