Welcome to my Annual Report of the Director of Public Health
This year’s theme is “What is Health?” The introduction discusses how health, for good or ill, develops through life, shaped by the interaction of many individual and social factors.
For the main chapters, each of which is just a few pages long, I have selected a small number of topics, but ones carefully chosen to demonstrate the great diversity of influences that affect our mental and physical wellbeing. These include: air quality, children’s mental health, domestic abuse, working towards a more physically active culture, and the crucial and intricate inter-relationship of health and work. Some of these were selected in response to public feedback on last year’s report.
I hope you will find it an entertaining and thought-provoking read, and please do contact me if you want to discuss any of the subjects in more detail.
Director of Public Health
Bath and North East Somerset
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