Making Life Better Regional Network
Launched on 4 June 2019, at its inaugural conference, the MLB Network aims to create the conditions for people and organisations, across sectors, to come together as partners, to work towards the vision of Making Life Better that: All people are enabled and supported in achieving their full health and wellbeing, to achieve better health and wellbeing for everyone and reduce inequalities in health.
The MLB Network seeks to help us in this vision through enabling us to:
- further develop and enable a connected whole-system approach;
- share learning and inform each other’s efforts;
- create new connections and strengthen existing ones;
- work closer together in pursuit of our goal of a healthier Northern Ireland
- showcase, expand and spread good practice across the region in line with the needs of local communities
Collaboration is at the heart of Making Life Better and our ambition for MLB is to provide a foundation and a forum that enables us to have a connected whole-system approach, to share learning, to inform each other’s efforts, to showcase, expand and spread good practice across the region in line with the needs of local communities , to make new connections and strengthen existing ones and to work closer together towards our shared goal of a healthier Northern Ireland where people are empowered to take control of their own health and wellbeing.
The Network is a real opportunity to harness the years of experience, specific knowledge and expertise we have in Northern Ireland. The Network is not about something new but more about how we can do more and have more impact together. This requires commitment and we all have a role to play.
The Network is not about passive membership but about actively participating, sharing, learning, engaging and connecting with colleagues across the sectors with the ultimate goal of making a difference.
It is vital that this Network helps us all to build connections, to agree priorities, to share learning, to collaborate and align activity, to work together, to deliver at scale, and to improve outcomes for the public.
Membership and Meetings
The Network is open to those working in organisations who wish to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health. If you wish to be involved please contact MLBNetwork@hscni.net
A primarily virtual network, information will be shared through e-newsletters and updates. The full Network will meet once a year at the MLB Regional Conference, and separate ad hoc events will also be arranged.
The Network will also connect with the MLB HSC Partnership and our All Department Officials Group (ADOG) – and ultimately the Ministerial Committee for Public Health - and also help inform our future strategic direction.