Annual Public Health Report
The Director of Public Health has a statutory duty to produce an annual public health report looking at the health of the community in which they work. These reports are aimed at the general public as well as councillors and health professionals and are a key opportunity to engage the community and health professionals with key issues affecting the local area. Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council have a joint Director of Public Health, Dr Liz Robin, and a report is produced for each area.
The Cambridgeshire Annual Public Health Report, 2017 concentrates on the wider social and environmental factors affecting our health and wellbeing, and key lifestyle and health behaviours.
The Peterborough Annual Public Health Report, 2017 is in three sections. The first section focusses on the social and environmental factors affecting our health and wellbeing. Section two looks at the main lifestyle behaviours which impact on health and wellbeing. And section three focusses on trends in health outcomes and health service use.
The Cambridgeshire Annual Public Health Report 2015/16 looked at health issues at a local level, providing a series of ‘health maps’ of the county broken down into individual electoral wards. It also provides brief case studies of what can be done at community level to support healthy lifestyles and wellbeing.
The Cambridgeshire Annual Public Health Report 2014/15 looked at changes and trends in public health outcomes over recent years. Understanding which outcomes are improving and which are deteriorating helps to identify emerging problems and target resources to address them.
Previous reports for Peterborough can be found at: https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/healthcare/public-health/annual-public-health-report/