London Borough of Croydon

What is public health in Croydon?

Download the Director of Public Health's 2018 annual report.

The role of the public health team is to involve everyone in improving the health and wellbeing, reducing inequalities and increasing life expectancy of all people in Croydon.  As part of the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, most public health functions moved from the NHS to local government on 1 April 2013.

NEW – 2018 annual report from Croydon’s director of public health  Public Health Report front cover 2018

In her latest report, Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s Director for Public Health, puts a spotlight on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to demonstrate the effect early experiences can have. 

From preconception to age two, every aspect of a child’s world – including their parents’ and carers’ income, housing, neighbourhoods, social relationships, age and ethnic group – is already shaping their adult life.

By prioritising health before pregnancy and increasing our understanding about what being healthy for pregnancy means, we can ensure that parents and communities are in the best possible position to bring Croydon’s children into the world.

Read the full report.


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