Policing column with Inspector Dave Browning: Checking up on community health

Working together to improve our communities: Officers in Todmorden supporting a tree planting initiative by providing compost from a cannabis farm to Centre Vale Park.

Working together to improve our communities: Officers in Todmorden supporting a tree planting initiative by providing compost from a cannabis farm to Centre Vale Park.

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Last month in this article I celebrated the successes of our police/council partnership. In this article I’m going to look at the electronic Health Needs Assessment project and take another look at visible police patrols.

Two weeks ago I went to the eHNA (electronic Health Needs Assessment) seminar in Halifax, run by Dr Jill Farrington from Calderdale Council.

Three thousand secondary school pupils had filled out an anonymous online survey that covered a wide range of ideas. For example, how safe they felt in their communities, whether they were getting enough exercise or eating enough fruit and veg.

 

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