Welcome to the IHC web site

Informing Healthier Choices is a Department of Health programme to make public health intelligence more accessible, useful and timely, and to give people the tools, skills and knowledge to use it.

The programme has four aims:

  1. Improved workforce capacity and capability
  2. Improved data and the tools to use it
  3. Creation of stronger organisations using intelligence appropriately
  4. Development of web-based support for health intelligence

The objective is to ensure that everyone with a responsibility for planning and commissioning services for healthy individuals and populations, can do so on the basis of the best available knowledge. The programme works through a high level partnership from across public health and beyond, to achieve these aims.


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