The 2017 Child Health Profiles, produced by Public Health England (PHE), were released on Tuesday 7 March 2017.
The profiles draw together information to present a picture of the health of children and young people in each local area in a user-friendly format. They provide a snapshot of child .health and wellbeing for each local authority in England using key health indicators which enable comparison locally, regionally and nationally. They are a valuable tool for local government and health services in helping them to understand the needs of their community, so that they can work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people and reduce health inequalities.
There is a four-page profile for each local authority in England which includes:
- An ‘At a glance’ summary description of child health in the area which highlights key findings
- Maps and charts showing how the health of the area compares to the national view and other local authorities in England
- A ‘spine chart’ health summary showing the difference in health between the area and the England average for 32 indicators within the five domains of the Public Health Outcomes Framework.