There has been a revealed variation of 5 years in the life expectancy in Amber Valley which paved the way for the planning of a new health strategy. It has been said that obesity is adding to the problem. The average life expectancy for women is 82 years while men would be 78 years old.
The Public Health England released the figures regarding the life expectancy for the area and the area with the lowest life expectancy was in Somercotes wherein women had 79 years and men had 74.9 years. The area with the highest expectancy is in Duffield wherein women had 84.6 years while men had 80 years.
A report was created to be able to find ways of decreasing the difference. Their chairman, Kevin Buttery, said that they wanted to increase the awareness of the people by creating this report. They also aim to find ways of improving the health as well as providing sufficient health care and services.
A one stop approach is the ideal method that they want to use. Buttery said that it would be a lot better if the approach implemented will be able to cover the identification and treatment of the problem in just one facility instead of referring patients to various agencies for their needed treatment. They are aiming for better and healthier results and they tend to achieve this by having a joined approach to the problem as well as taking ownership. The report also said that certain areas with child obesity can aggravate the differences noted in the life expectancy of their people and those individuals who are living in deprived areas are more likely prone to have a lifestyle which is neither healthy nor ideal in terms of achieving longer life.
There are actually seven groups identified which can help in achieving this purpose. These are the borough council, children’s services, futures homescape, Derbyshire county council, southern Derbyshire County Council adult services, public health and Derbyshire community health service. These groups must join hands and work together to help those within their community. They would be focusing on people who are at high risks and have greater health needs. They will be given sufficient help and care.