The 2012 Local Health Profiles offer “snapshot” overviews of health across the local authorities in England. They are a valuable tool to help local government and health services understand the needs of their local communities, as a step towards improving public health and reducing health inequalities.
The profile for each local authority in England includes:
- An “at a glance” summary description of public health in the area.
- Maps and charts showing how the health of the area compares to national standards and view information on health inequalities in the local authority.
- Charts of 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 each area and the regional / England average covering 32 indicators within five domains (namely our communities, children’s and young people’s health, adults’ health and lifestyle, diseases and poor health, and life expectancy and causes of death).
These profiles are produced by the Public Health Observatories of England, and are available as interactive maps and charts online: see Local Health Profiles.