Public Health

Local Public Health Intelligence

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Public Health Intelligence Team provide population health analytics to Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and to our partners. Public Health Intelligence is a framework of knowledge, methods, processes, tools and techniques for:

  • Measuring health and wellbeing risks and determinants, health needs, health outcomes, health status and providing an interpreted narrative describing these in populations.
  • Assessing, measuring and describing the impacts of the influences and determinants on health.
  • Making comparisons and identifying variation in services, health determinants, outcomes and health status.
  • Target setting for health improvement, monitoring performance and checking changes over time.
  • Assessing and evaluating services and quantifying the impacts of prevention programmes.
  • Overall, it’s knowing where to look for data, information and knowledge and having the ability to use that information safely and effectively in order to support decision making.
  • Underpinning all this is an approach that looks at population health questions from the perspectives of person, place and time: an epidemiological approach that considers the distribution, determinants and impacts of health and disease in populations from these various perspectives.