Annual Public Health Report 2020

A Time to Change: Working Towards Better Health for All in Suffolk
2020 Annual Public Health Report for Suffolk

In 2020, the focus of the report is on health inequalities: A Time to Change: Working Towards Better Health for All in Suffolk

This year’s report is in a digital format consisting of a variety of web pages looking at;

  • What are Health Inequalities?
  • Types of Health Inequalities in Suffolk
  • Our Commitment to Change

The integral part of this report is your community voices! 2020 has been a difficult year for many. With the impact of COVID-19, this has brought many of the differences between us to light even more. We have recognised we need to do more with you as communities to help reduce health inequalities. This digital report marks the start of these conversations, this is only the beginning.

Take a look at our digital report, listen to the videos from our community, tell us what you think of our recommendations and how you can work with us.

Community voices are key to this year's digital report. We did a call out to our partner organisations to see if anyone would be willing to discuss their experiences in Suffolk. Although the video is not a representation of all the views in Suffolk, it gives an idea of what it has been like for some members of our community and how health inequalities impacts on their lives. You can also hear the full videos of all the Suffolk residents who took part on our 'hear from Suffolk's resident's' page. Health inequalities is the feature of this year’s digital report, take a look at our pages to find what health inequalities are; what factors can create health inequalities and Suffolk’s commitment to change. 

“Reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a healthy life, no matter where they live or who they are.”

Quote sourced from: Public Health Matters Blog: Giving everyone the opportunity to lead a healthy life, 2020



  1. Put Health Inequalities At The Heart of What We Do
    • Suffolk needs to put health inequalities at the heart of what we do and strengthen our approach to health outcomes for everyone in our community – finding ways to reduce the gaps, in a fair and balanced way.
  2. Active Community Participation
    • The best way to reduce inequalities is by involving communities, and to always build in active community participation.
  3. Improve Local Data
    • The way we collect, use and link relevant data about health inequalities needs to be improved in Suffolk to inform evidence based approaches that will have an impact.
  4. Measure and Review Progress
    • Managing health inequalities is continual, so we need to regularly measure and review progress and recognise the changes we are making need to be maintained for the long term.

More about health inequalities: