The 2016 Annual Public Health Report is dedicated to better housing for better health in Kent.
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2016 Annual Report
The Annual Public Health report for 2016, 'Better Housing for Better Health' continues the health inequalities theme. There are well established links between housing and health and this report focusses on three areas:
- Growth, affordability and planning
- Indoor housing environment
- Maintaining a stable home life.
The report is presented in two parts: a graphically presented summary (PDF, 833.4 KB) and a technical report (PDF, 1.8 MB). The report highlights the excellent partnerships and good practice across Kent and recommendations for future work to reduce the health inequalities due to housing for our most vulnerable populations.
2015 Annual Report
The Annual Public Health Report 2015 (PDF, 3.6 MB) focuses on health inequalities. It reflects on where we have got to in Kent, and points to what we need to do in the future if we are going to have any success in narrowing the gap.
2014 Annual Report
The 'Too much? Time to think about your drink' - Annual Public Health Report 2014 (PDF, 2.4 MB) focuses on the hidden health dangers for those people who regularly exceed the recommended drinking levels without realising they have a problem.
This is a major issue in Kent since:
- There has been a 43% increase in the number of people in Kent dying from liver disease since 2002.
- We estimate that over 270,000 people in Kent are drinking at dangerous levels.
- Alcohol costs the health service in Kent an estimated £108million a year.