Local authority health profiles provide an overview of health for each council area in England.
They bring together different types of information in one place, presenting a wide range of health data for local populations. These highlight issues that can affect health in each locality.
The profiles help councils and health services make plans to improve people's health and reduce inequalities.
Public health outcomes framework
The Indicators of health used in local authority health profiles are mostly come from the national Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF).
The framework is focused on:
- not only how long we live – our life expectancy – but how well we live – our healthy life expectancy
- reducing differences between people and communities from different backgrounds
For more information, go to GOV.UK: Public Health Outcomes Framework.