Public Health

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Public Health
Knowsley Council
5th Floor Municipal Building
Archway Road, Huyton
L36 9YU

Public health helps people to stay healthy and to avoid getting ill.
Public health is a statutory responsibility of the Local Authority.  The aim of the service is to improve the health and wellbeing of Knowsley residents.  Health is not only about hospital services and general practice, it has a much wider definition that includes the environment, employment, housing and education all of which have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout the life course.
 

Public health is a statutory responsibility of the Local Authority.  The aim of the service is to improve the health and wellbeing of Knowsley residents.  Health is not only about hospital services and general practice, it has a much wider definition that includes the environment, employment, housing and education all of which have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout the life course.

Start well

Mums and dads are encouraged to make healthy choices for themselves and their baby before conception, and through pregnancy and birth.

Grow well

Children and young people are encouraged to achieve well in school, build resilience to help them cope with life’s challenges and make a positive healthy journey into adulthood.

Live well

Local people are supported into good quality jobs and make positive lifestyle choices that reduce the risks to their health such as alcohol and drugs use, smoking, obesity, and sexual health issues.

Age well

With the right choices and support, more people will live healthier lives and stay independent for longer. People with long term illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease will have the best possible quality of life and are able to make choices about their care.

Knowsley Public Health Annual Report 2015-16

The Director of Public Health is required to produce an independent annual report on the health and wellbeing of their population highlighting key issues.

This year’s report takes the third stage in the life course, “Live Well”, which covers working age adults aged 16 to 64 years. The report highlights the most important health issues facing this population group and what is being done locally to improve their health and wellbeing.  The report also covers key facts and figures for the “Live Well” stage and also highlights a number of recommendations for implementation during 2016/17. 

A more detailed overview of the health statistics for the borough can be found on the Knowsley Knowledge website.
 

Knowsley Public Health Annual Report 2014-15

Knowsley's Public Health Annual Report 2013-14

Knowsley's Public Health Annual Report 2012-13