They are designed to help local government and health services understand health in their areas and discuss how to tackle issues. They highlight potential problems and opportunities by making comparisons with other areas and with the national average.
Each Health Profile includes:
- a summary of the health of people in the area
- maps and charts comparing health in the area to the national and local view
- changes in death rates over a ten year period
- the difference in health between the area and the average for England for 32 measures
Health Profiles are produced annually by Public Health England. They are part of a range of tools which include information on each electoral ward in England and on particular health issues, such as the Child Health Profiles.
Access the Health Profiles at www.healthprofiles.info