For the first time, Essex County Council and NHS North Essex have jointly produced the Annual Public Health Report (APHR) for Essex.
The report seeks to inform decision makers and local stakeholders about the challenges facing us in delivering the public health agenda.
The government are reforming the public health system in England and the changes propose Local Authorities taking much more responsibility and accountability for public health from April 2013.
This year’s report gives a picture of how Essex is doing in each of the key improvement areas proposed by the government. It shows what we need to do to improve the health of the population we serve, using published evidence of what works.