Our Director of Public Health Annual Report for 2022 titled: Where Are We Now? Building Our Healthy Future reminds us of the health inequalities we face, looks at some of the excellent programmes of work already underway in Hull, and sets out a new health inequalities framework, to be implemented at pace and scale for more effectively tackling inequalities at place going forward.
Information on previous years reports can be found below
Our Director of Public Health Annual Report for 2021, called ‘Of Time and Tidings,’ documents Hull’s journey through the Covid-19 pandemic (from March 2020 to July 2021), through the narrative stories and images of a number of local people who helped shape our response as a city.
The report begins with our Director of Public Health Julia Weldon’s perspective of how Covid-19 impacted our city.
Eleven more people then tell their stories in their own words, encompassing a variety of perspectives from teaching, retail, business, care homes, health visiting, intensive care nursing, vaccinating, voluntary sector, fire and rescue service and homeless support.
It ends with some key statistics to convey the extent of the impact and response, together with some reflections and next steps.
With these interesting and inspiring accounts, the report helps tell the story of Hull and our people during the pandemic response.
Access the report below, together with a supplementary document charting the timeline of Covid-19 in Hull.
You can find information on our previous reports below -
In 2020, no DPH Annual Report was produced due to COVID-19.
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 of, 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.
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.