Start here for… Public Health                                                                                                 (click for introduction)

The Health and Wellbeing section of the Leeds Observatory gives access to information and statistics about health and wellbeing across the city of Leeds including information such as health inequalities, lifestyle factors including smoking, physical activity, obesity, alcohol, drugs, mental health, sexual health, healthy ageing, social care, and the main causes of death and disease.

The Director of Public Health (DPH) Annual Report plays an important part in public health practice, as an important vehicle for informing local people about the health of their community it provides necessary information for decision makers in local health services and authorities on health gaps and priorities that need to be addressed. Get all Leeds DPH reports here.

Profiles of health data can be viewed and downloaded at the Public health documents page for geography types such as Wards, Community Committees and Local Care Partnerships. Scroll further down this page to explore ward health data interactively.

Needs assessments are about understanding the requirements of the Leeds population to deliver a city where people are earning, learning, healthy, safe, and engaged. Read about subjects such as mental health, healthy living services, child nutrition and men’s health at the Needs Assessments page.

Finally, there is a glossary of terminology.

The vision for health and wellbeing in the city is that Leeds will be a healthy and caring city for all ages. In order to address health and wellbeing, and commission services it is necessary to have access to good quality, timely information.

You can explore ward level health data on this page, or for more specific information see these links:

 Health profiles profiles of Wards,  Community Committees,  Local Care Partnerships
 Needs assessments Pharmacy Mental Health Healthy Living Maternal & child nutrition Oral health
Children & Young People physical activity. Sex worker health. + many others
 Director of Public Health Read the current DPH report, and access archived editions back to 2009
 Other documents Suicide audit Drug & Alcohol strategy
 Glossary of terms Terms commonly used in public health data