2013 Local Health Profiles were released 24th September
"Health Profiles provide summary health information to support local authority members, officers and community partners to lead for health improvement"
Health Profiles is a programme to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually. The 2013 Local Health Profiles were published at 09:30 on Tuesday 24th September.
Designed to help local government and health services make decisions and plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities, the profiles present a set of health indicators that show how the area compares to the national average. The indicators are carefully selected each year to reflect important public health topics. For more information about the 2013 data download a summary or read our FAQs.
Finding a profile
You can find the profile you want by the area name using a text search, or select it using a clickable geographical map. The latest profiles available are 2013 Local Authority and County profiles represented by different colours:
- Green Profiles - Local Authorities (County Districts, London Boroughs, Unitary Authorities, Metropolitan County Districts)
- Blue Profiles - Counties
You can access the information via interactive maps for local authorities and regions using the atlases provided in the 'Maps' section of the website. The atlases allow you to create maps and charts and compare local authority areas and indicators. For further analysis you can use the Local Health maps. Local Health provides data on Local Authorities level, as well as Wards and Middle Super Output Area (MSOA).
The Health Profiles website also provides links to tools and further supporting and relevant products. We have a User Panel who we consult when we need user's thoughts and feedback - if you would like to join the panel, click here and send us your name, role and organisation details.