The 2019 Director of Public Health Annual Report talks about population health approaches to understanding and addressing inequalities in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy because this tells us a great deal about how we are doing as a society. In Hull, like many places in England, improvements in life expectancy have stalled. We have also seen a worsening picture in terms of healthy life expectancy and inequalities in health. The impact of this for those living with a long term condition and our society is huge. If we want to address this we need renewed effort on population health and population health management. In this report we explore what this means in Hull through analysis of life expectancy data in relation to the five most common causes of death in Hull.
However, although this report will focus on those conditions that people most commonly die from, people will often live with them for many years in ill health. The report therefore also explores the impact of living with heart disease, dementia, lung disease and stroke both on the patients themselves and on their carers and loved ones.
You can find information on our previous reports below -
The 2018 Director of Public Health Annual Report presents a comprehensive look at what is already happening in Hull to promote healthy weight, physical activity and healthy eating in children and families. It also describes what the National child Measurement Programme is telling us and the scale of the challenge we face, and taking inspiration from the success of other cities, explains why a Whole Systems Approach (WSA) is now needed across Hull.
Our Director of Public Health 2017 annual report is a documentary style film looking at what we mean by "mental health", key mental health issues in Hull and what we're doing to tackle them.