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Public Health England Health Profiles and online health profiles tool

The Health Profiles have been produced annually since 2006, providing a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. The aim of the Health Profiles has been to improve the availability and accessibility of health and health related information whilst helping local government and health services make plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities.

The Health Profiles have evolved from an annual pdf snapshot report to include an online, interactive Health Profiles tool which allows data to be updated regularly (the online tool is updated quarterly with the latest information available). This link is to the September 2016 update. 

The data in the online tool are grouped into 6 domains 

  • Our communities
  • Children’s and young people’s health
  • Adults’ health and lifestyle
  • Disease and poor health
  • Life expectancy and causes of death
  • Inequalities

Indicators can be grouped online by various geographies and the data displayed in multiple ways. The default view is a tabular ‘overview’ but other options include maps, trends over time and area comparisons or profiles. Where available, data are broken down by gender, ethnicity or deprivation.

For information broken down by smaller geographies (e.g. electoral wards) the Local Health tool has been developed, allowing you to build your own unique area by selecting a combination of smaller ones, and to produce maps and reports for bespoke areas.

Resource Type: 
Online resource
Resource Publisher: 
Public Health England
Resource Year: 
2016
Resource Month: 
September