Ways of Working

Long Term - The importance of balancing short-term needs with the need to safeguard the ability to also meet long-term needs. 

Prevention - How acting to prevent problems occurring or getting worse may help public bodies meet their objectives. 

Integration - Considering how the public body’s well-being objectives may impact upon each of the well-being goals, on their other objectives, or on the objectives of other public bodies. 

Collaboration - Acting in collaboration with any other person (or different parts of the body itself) that could help the body to meet its well-being objectives. 

Involvement - The importance of involving people with an interest in achieving the well-being goals, and ensuring that those people reflect the diversity of the area which the body serves. 

Long term thinking: 

Identifying where we can add value through action that supports positive outcomes in the long term, both for current and future generations. Our Long Term Strategy outlines priorities to 2030. 


Involving staff from across the organisation and involving our stakeholders in everything we do. We have used this approach to inform the development of our long-term strategic priorities and held priority workshops to help develop the plans that underpin the priorities. We have also undertaken a public survey that obtained the views of over 3000 residents of Wales on a range of public health issues in order to inform the development and implementation of our Long-Term Strategy. 


Collaborating with all parts of the organisation and working with partner organisations to identify how we can work together to achieve our goals and achieve our organisational purpose. This approach is a feature of our new approach to planning and how we want to work. 


Identifying how the strategic priorities and objectives will contribute to multiple well-being goals and where our well-being objectives align with partner organisations. 


Prevention is a pivotal focus of our new Long-Term Strategy and an underlying theme within all our priorities.