Category Archives: Public Health

A new campaign to encourage people to leave their car at home one day a week will launch in Calderdale this April. By persuading people to take at least one in five of their journeys by bike, foot, train or bus, Calderdale Council hopes the campaign will encourage people to be more physically active, improve… read more … about Leave the car at home for 1 in 5>>

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The first 1000 days of life are the most important in a child’s development according to a new report published by Calderdale Council. The Calderdale Public Health Annual Report 2016 focuses on the earliest stages of a child’s life, from conception to their second birthday, and explores how to make sure they thrive. All Directors… read more … about From womb to world in Calderdale>>

Paul Butcher

This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 8 March), people in Calderdale are invited to ‘Know your CO’ with free Carbon Monoxide testing available. From Monday 6 to Friday 10 March, Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale is offering free testing of people’s Carbon monoxide levels, every morning from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing… read more … about Know your CO this No Smoking Day>>

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The latest statistics from NHS Digital have alarmingly revealed that last year one in five (22%) women in Calderdale aged 25-64 who are eligible for a cervical screening test did not book in or attend their smear test.  The data has found that the numbers of women in Calderdale attending in the younger age group… read more … about Encouraging cervical screening>>

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At this time of year, viruses like the ‘winter vomiting bug’ (also called norovirus) can take hold. Calderdale Council is reminding people of the symptoms and what to do to reduce the spread of this very contagious virus. Norovirus is a stomach bug that can affect anyone and causes diarrhoea and/or vomiting. It spreads easily… read more … about Don’t let norovirus ruin your Christmas>>

Young woman in pain

In response to today’s announcement from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “It’s wonderful news that the Tour de Yorkshire is returning to Calderdale next year, coming to new parts of the borough that can experience the excitement of the event. Hosting… read more … about Calderdale excited to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2017>>

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Illingworth and Ovenden are the latest areas to have a 20mph speed limit introduced on their residential streets as part of Calderdale Council’s Love our Streets campaign rollout. By 2017 residential streets across Calderdale will be 20mph, and from Friday 7 October 2016, the limit will be operational in the broad areas of Illingworth and… read more … about 20 is plenty for Illingworth and Ovenden>>

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Smokers across Calderdale are being urged to kick the habit during Stoptober. Stoptober is the mass challenge to quit smoking set by Public Health England, which started on Saturday 1 October and is being supported by Calderdale Council. Last year more than 800 people in Calderdale signed up for Stoptober, and this year the Council… read more … about Stub out smoking this Stoptober>>

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The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee will meet Friday 30 September at 10.30am at Halifax Town Hall.    They are meeting to agree their findings report on the proposals to reconfigure health services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.  At the meeting, the Committee will consider a draft report setting out the information it has received and the conclusions… read more … about The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee meeting on A & E closure plans>>

Cllr Greenwood