What are the health profiles?
Health Profiles is the Department of Health’s programme to improve availability and accessibility for heath and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. They are produced annually by the Public Health Observatories in England working in partnership and are commissioned by the Department of Health.
2011 Regional Health Profiles are now available. They highlight the considerable variation in health between local authority areas and help to identify priorities for health improvement. The profiles show the data included in the 2011 local authority profiles in a new presentation, and also include trend charts and maps highlighting important issues for the area.
Designed to help local government and health services make decisions and plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities, the profiles present a set of important health indicators that show how the area compares to the national and regional average.
Various health observatories in England hold the responsibility for collating and updating a variety of health profiles. Below you can find the latest profiles and links to the relevant pages on the health observatories.
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