The Child Health Profiles 2014, were published on 19 March 2014 by Public Health England (PHE). The profiles present a picture of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England using 32 key health indicators which help local organisations work in partnership to improve health in their local area.
They contain data on a wide range of issues about and affecting child health, from levels of childhood obesity, MMR immunisation rates, teenage pregnancy and underage drinking, to hospital admissions, educational performance and youth crime. Local government and health services can use these as a valuable tool to help understand the needs of their community, and assist in improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and reduce health inequalities.
PHE’s Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network’s website also provides interactive maps and charts for users to create their own views of the data, and links to further supporting and relevant products.