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The Role of Public Health


Public Health looks at the way people in Tameside live as a whole population, the lifestyles they lead, and the diseases and illnesses that affect them. This helps us understand what the main health and wellbeing needs are for people living here, so we can look for ways to improve physical and mental health, prevent illness and protect people from disease and injury.

Tameside Council Public Health team uses extensive research to understand the health of people living in the borough. This work is summed up in our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), which is public information, and available for everybody to read. Using this research we commission (buy in) services and influence policies and vision of work to help improve the health of people living in Tameside.
 
 

Picture of Health

In Public Health we look at the way people in Tameside live as a whole population. This helps us understand what the main health and wellbeing challenges are for people living here, so we can look for ways to improve levels of health.
 
Every month we share facts and figures about different health matters in Tameside to put you in the picture, these are collated onto an infographic factsheet called A Picture of Health. We change the focus between looking at groups of people and the health matters that affect them, for example older people, men, or people from the LGBT community. We also look at certain conditions such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. We also look lifestyle factors, such as tobacco use, drinking alcohol and taking exercise.
 
Click the links below to have a look at our back catalogue of factsheets, and look out for a new one every month. Feel free to share them with your groups and networks, and use the information to help us to help everyone improve their own health.
 
Be sure to follow Public Health Tameside on Facebook to stay up to date with all our campaigns, and for information to share with friends.

 

Please note that early editions of A Picture of Health and A Picture of Tameside are not interactive. Should you require further information on Alcohol and Children, or Black, Minority or Ethnic health matters please email publichealth.enquiries@tameside.gov.uk

All figures provided in these documents were accurate or the best available estimate at the time of production, but are subject to regular updates. Should you require more recent information please email publichealth.enquiries@tameside.gov.uk

 

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Click here to find out more about the JSNA.

 
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