Public Health England report: Public Health Outcomes Framework, health equity report – focus on ethnicity

Public Health England (PHE) has a statutory duty, under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, to have due regard to the need to reduce health inequalities. Similar to other public bodies, PHE also has a duty, under the Equality Act 2010, to ensure it considers the needs of all individuals in day to day work in shaping policy and delivering services.

In this report (pdf), PHE focus on the link between ethnicity and health inequality and analyses multiple indicators of health to examine this relationship.

The indicators include:

  • Life expectancy at birth
  • Healthy life expectancy at birth
  • Cardiovascular disease mortality under 75 years
  • Cancer mortality under 75 years
  • Infant mortality
  • Low birthweight of term babies
  • Proportion of five year old children with dental decay
  • Child excess weight in four to five and 10 to year olds
  • Alcohol related hospital admissions
  • Prevalence of smoking in people aged 18 or over
  • Incidence of tuberculosis
  • Suicide
  • Self-reported well-being and low life satisfaction
  • Children in low-income families
  • Readiness for school
  • Young people not in employment, education or training
  • Employment gap for those with a long-term condition
  • Homelessness

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