The King's Fund

Improving the public’s health: A resource for local authorities

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Authors: David Buck, Sarah Gregory
  • Publication date: 12 December 2013
Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health as part of the health and social care reforms introduced in April 2013, alongside dedicated funding and a new public health outcomes framework. But given the scale of need and the challenges facing different local communities, how can councils decide which aspects of public health to prioritise, and what actions are most effective?

While detailed guidance is yet to be developed, this report fills the gap by providing information and resources in nine key areas to help council leaders answer these questions.