1st March 2018
Today the Local Government Association (LGA) launched Public health transformation five years on: transformation in action – the fifth in their series of annual reports.
Public health has been part of local government for five years now. We are well beyond the stage at which public health teams have ‘bedded in’ to local authorities and at which local authorities have learned what public health is all about.
Born of the synergy between the two, we should now expect to see significant changes in the way local government carries on its business; and significant changes in the understanding of public health teams of the potential breadth and depth of their reach in tackling the social determinants of health.