Champs Public Health Collaborative is an outcome focused model that delivers a number of local priorities (see What we do).

These priorities have been agreed by us in partnership with Public Health England North West and NHS England Cheshire & Merseyside.

The priorities are:

These priorities were identified through a detailed prioritisation exercise by the Champs health care leads group and PHE/NHS England as the most suitable for collaborative action and common to all nine Cheshire & Merseyside local authorities.

The priorities replace the previous components and work streams model (see Collaborative Service Legacy) which covered all three domains of public health. 

Cross cutting themes including facilitating collective action, CPD and events, intelligence, communications and sector led improvement continue to support the new priorities.

Collaborative commissioning, where it makes sense to do so, continues as will the commissioning of a number of population wide programmes for example, the regional alcohol and tobacco programmes.

A high level expert health protection strategy group ensures a safe and resilient system and supports local authorities in their quality assurance role.

A leaner, more agile and flexible Champs support team leads, facilitates and enables the delivery of the priorities with local teams and partners. Each local authority has a ‘Collaborative Link’ who facilitates the two way communication between their local teams and the wider collaborative.

In addition, a new methodology will be developed to measure impact and cost savings for each priority area with the aim of really shifting local outcomes and making a tangible difference to our local communities.

The purpose of Champs Public Health Collaborative is to:

  • Improve local health and wellbeing outcomes by collective strategic action
  • Enable and deliver strong public health system leadership
  • Promote effective and innovative public health interventions and the use of the latest evidence
  • Facilitate shared learning, expertise and peer support
  • Collectively commission cost-effective sub-regional public health programmes and interventions

To find out more see our business plan for 2015-17.