English Healthy Weight Commissioners' Group
A peer network run by commissioners for commissioners for improved population and patient level outcomes relating to healthy weight.
The EHWCG provides a strategic forum for local authorities leads with commissioning responsibility for prevention programmes, treatment services and interventions relating to weight status and its determinants, for improved population and patient level outcomes and to reduce health inequalities and promote a healthier weight for all.
The EHWCG has been established to provide a space for commissioners to meet, network and work together to improve the commissioning and delivery of integrated services and strategies locally, regionally and nationally. As well as this, the EHWCG will support quality improvement by sharing information, challenges, ideas, models of good practice and supporting problem solving to protect and improve health, and to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of commissioned services.
The EHWCG is supported by funding from the Local Authorities and secretarial support from the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH).