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Annual Public Health report

Each year the Director of Health and Wellbeing (incorporating the role of the Director of Public Health) is required to publish an independent report on the health of the local population. This is an opportunity to provide an update on progress to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Southwark, in addition to identifying emerging health issues and areas for improvement.

Our Annual Public Health report forms part of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) process in Southwark and provides decision makers with priorities and recommendations for local action.

The 2019 APHR focuses on climate change and health in Southwark. It includes a main report, an evidence review, and a statistical appendix on health in the borough. In the process of creating the report we have also produced a series of booklets on the health effects of climate change that can be used in schools and other settings to engage with children and young people on these topics. The local artist who made the booklets has also made a video, voiced by young people, that summarises the engagement workshops in Southwark schools that informed the APHR. We also held a competition for children and young people across Southwark to submit art and media creations with a motivational message to encourage people to make changes and take action to tackle the climate emergency. These reports and resources are available below:

Resources for schools




Page last updated: 09 October 2020

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