About Us

About Public Health in Suffolk

Find out about our Public Health team, the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board, Annual Public Health Reports and working with partners.

What we do

Suffolk's Public Health and Communities team is responsible for helping people stay healthy and protecting them from threats to their health.

Improving the population's health is as much about improving the opportunities for good health as it is about providing health and care services.

Our priority is to address inequality in Suffolk so that it should not matter who people are or where they live when it comes to their health and opportunities in life.

In Public Health our goals are to:

  • promote health and healthy lifestyles
  • protect the health and wellbeing of our county
  • prevent ill health
  • prolong lives
  • improve health and the factors that affect health, wellbeing and health inequalities
  • support our health and care services

Annual Public Health Report

The Suffolk Annual Public Health Report is an independent report from the Director of Public Health and Protection. This is a core part of the Suffolk Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and feeds directly in to the Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JLHWS).

The current report and previous reports can be found on the Data and Reports page of this website which is the home of the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.