Chris Lyttle MLA said: “It was great to see the positive message that will be going out from statutory and community organisations about improving the health of people in East Belfast.
“By improving the health of individuals, we can improve the health of the community. By having healthy minds and bodies, we can have healthy relationships and neighbourhoods.
“We need to do more to encourage people to lead more active lives. As we seek to get more people out of their cars and on to public transport to protect the environment, we can also improve the public’s health.
“I was pleased that the framework will seek to join up the work of statutory and community groups to work together to deliver the best possible outcomes. I hope it will lead to a more shared, connected and healthy East Belfast.”