Public Health is also responsible for providing specific services such as communicable disease control and screening. Health Promotion principles guide all Public Health work.
A campaign is launching today to encourage the public to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene practices – to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ – to help stem flu infections.
Public Health is concerned with improving the health and wellbeing of local populations rather than treating diseases.
Public Health professionals, working in partnership with other professional groups and organisations (both inside and outside the NHS), monitor the health status of the local community, identify its health needs and ways of meeting them, and develop, deliver and evaluate programmes of work which can reduce their population’s risk of developing certain diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases and cancers). Sometimes, the work of Public Health relates to individual consultations between clients/patients and professionals, and at other times, it relates to ways of securing better health for large numbers of people or particular groups of people.
Addressing health inequalities experienced by local populations is a core theme in all Public Health initiatives. Such inequalities may arise due to particular social, financial, environmental, educational, ethnicity- or disability-related factors which predispose certain groups of people, or individuals, to leading shorter and less healthy lives than the rest of the population. Public Health professionals are challenged with both improving the health of the whole population and with ensuring that people with the poorest health achieve the greatest improvement in their health and wellbeing.
Health Profile of East Riding of Yorkshire
Information on the Health Profile of East Riding of Yorkshire can be found in the following document (previous years can be found in the Archive section, please use the link on the left hand side):
Health Profile for East Riding of Yorkshire (2012)
Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for East Riding of Yorkshire
The most recent Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for East Riding of Yorkshire can be found in the following document (previous years can be found in the Archive section, please use the link on the left hand side):
Public Health Annual Report 2010-2011
Walking and Cycling Route Maps for the Local Area
Change for Life Recipe Booklet
Health Strategy for East Riding of Yorkshire
For the latest Health Strategy for East Riding of Yorkshire, please click the link below:
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