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Cheshire West and Chester Cabinet member for Adult Social Care & Public Health: Cllr Val Armstrong
Cheshire West and Chester - Public Health Annual Report
Chair of Directors of Public Health Executive Board & Director of Public Health Lead: Sexual Health Commissioning Pilot
Ian was appointed Director of Public Health for Cheshire West and Chester Council in June 2017.
He has a background in delivering nationally recognised health improvement programmes within Local Authorities and NHS Trusts across the North West. Having completed his MPH at the University of Liverpool in 2009, Ian then commenced specialist public health training across Greater Manchester in 2010.
Joining Salford City Council’s Public Health team in 2014, he was responsible for leading and managing the directorates commissioning spend and its innovative arrangement with Salford CCG. As the prevention lead for Salford’s nationally recognised integrated care system, his leadership resulted in the City achieving the World Health Organisation Age Friendly City status and enabled it to become a successful demonstrator site for the National Diabetes Prevention programme.
Ian is now responsible for developing vibrant and healthy communities across Cheshire West and Chester with the aim of increasing inclusive leisure, heritage and culture opportunities recognising the many health benefits that this creates.
As a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and the lead DPH for sexual health in Cheshire and Merseyside, Ian is also overseeing the national Public Health England pilot for collaborative sexual health commissioning.