The profiles draw together information to present a picture of health in each local area in a user-friendly format. They are a valuable tool for local government, health services and partners in helping them to understand community needs, so that they can work to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities.
There is a 4-page profile for each Local Authority in England, which includes:
an ‘At a glance’ summary description of people’s health in the area, including information on locally identified priorities
maps and charts showing how the health of the area compares to the national view, and information on health inequalities within the local authority
charts presenting changes in death rates over a 10-year period, compared to rates for England
a ‘spine chart’ health summary showing the difference in health between the area and the England average for 32 indicators within 5 domains (Our communities, Children’s and young people’s health, Adults’ health and lifestyle, Diseases and poor health and Life expectancy and causes of death)
Access the 2013 Health Profiles at www.healthprofiles.info. They also provide links to tools and further supporting and relevant products.