Over 100 tools are available through the gateway. They cover a wide range of public health areas, including:
specific health conditions – such as cancer, mental health, cardiovascular disease
lifestyle risk factors – such as smoking, alcohol, obesity
wider determinants of health – such as environment, housing and deprivation
health protection, and differences between population groups, including adults, older people and children
The tools serve a range of public health information needs, including the commissioning and planning of services, joint strategic needs assessment, health surveillance, understanding inequalities and variation, research and evidence.