Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for the Rochdale Borough 2014
In April 2013, councils were given back responsibility for public health and improving the health and wellbeing of residents. This gave us the ideal opportunity to enhance our public health approach to tackling the broader determinants of health, including employment, education, early years provision, transport, housing, community participation, inclusion and safety.
There are national and local changes required to improve outcomes for all residents in our borough. At a local level we have many opportunities to work together and see real improvement. This report sets out some key recommendations for taking this forward.
Please feel free to share the report as widely as possible – the more people that read it and make changes, the bigger impact they will have on health and wellbeing in the borough.