Highland Council works with its community planning partners, and especially with NHS Highland, to promote health improvement and to reduce health inequalities. At the core of this partnership work is the Single Outcome Agreement (SOA).
The Director of Public Health and Health Policy for NHS Highland (covering both Highland and Argyll and Bute Councils), Dr Margaret Somerville, reports on public health issues affecting the area in her Annual Report 2010 (2090kb pdf)
Highland Recovery Network
The Highland Recovery Network is made up of individuals and groups based in the Highlands who are interested in promoting mental well-being and mental health recovery. To find out more, go to the Highland Recovery Network website at http://www.highlandrecovery.org.uk/
Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland
Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland (PDF) is the Scottish Government's mental health improvement and wellbeing policy. It was issued in May 2009. As part of the input to that policy, engagement events were help in 3 Highland locations in 2008 and a report of these events can be downloaded from the Highland Life website.
The Equally Well policy (PDF) and Implementation Plan (PDF) are the Scottish Government’s policy to reduce health inequalities, upon which much of our health improvement work is based. The implementation plan is currently being reviewed by the Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities.
Health Improvement Policy Officer, Keith Walker 01463 702247