childhospitalPublic Health England has published its Child Health Profiles 2014, developed by the Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network.

Providing a picture of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England, it lists a total of 32 key health indicators containing data on a wide range of issues, from life expectancy at birth, percentage of those living in poverty, mental health and obesity statistics, educational performance and underage drinking.

Health professionals can access vital data on a wide range of issues affecting child health, from childhood obesity levels, MMR immunisation rates, teenage pregnancy and underage drinking, to hospital admissions, educational performance and youth crime. The profiles are available at www.chimat.org.uk/profiles  

These resources should help local organisations and health professionals prioritise the work with other essential services, so outcomes can be improved in their local community.