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Child Health Profiles 2016 published by Public Health England

The profiles provide a snapshot of children and young people’s health by local authority and CCG in England.

The Child Health Profiles 2016, published today (15 March 2016), present data across 32 key health indicators of child health and wellbeing. The data will help local organisations work in partnership to improve health in their local area.

The profiles provide a snapshot of children and young people’s health by local authority and CCG in England.

There is a 4 page profile for each local authority in England which includes:

  • an ‘At a glance’ summary description of child health in the area which highlights key findings
  • maps and charts showing how the health of the area compares to the national view and other local authorities in England
  • a ‘spine chart’ health summary showing the difference in health between the area and the England average for 32 indicators within the 5 domains of the Public Health Outcomes Framework

PHE’s Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network’s website also provides interactive maps and charts for users to create customised views of the data, and links to further supporting and relevant products.

Professor Kevin Fenton, National Director of Health and Wellbeing at PHE, said:

The Child Health Profiles are a valuable tool for local government and health services to help them better understand the specific issues in their communities – ensuring they provide the services needed to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people, as well as reducing the gap in health between poor and wealthier areas.

Not only will the profiles help set local healthcare priorities, but commissioners can reach out to high performing local authorities and share best practice.