Director of Public Health - Annual Report
The 2017 Annual Report of the Director of Public Health provides an independent overview of the health and wellbeing of the population of the Isle of Man. This is Dr Henriett Ewart's first report as Director and the first to be published since 2004.
Over the past two years the Directorate have been developing a Public Health Intelligence function to enable us to publish statistics that reflect the health of the population.
These will be published as a Public Health Outcomes Dataset (with accompanying Lifestyle survey report) and the DPH annual report is designed to give an overview of the data that will be accessible to a general reader.
The dataset will be updated annually and we hope it will be of general interest but we also want to use it as the basis for some cross-government discussions about how we can work better together to improve the wider determinants (socio-economic, environmental and behavioural factors) of health.
Co-ordinated action on these wider determinants will be essential to delivery of the Programme for Government outcome that 'we live longer, healthier lives'.
You also have an opportunity to complete our short questionnaire about this year's annual report. Your comments and feedback will help us to make decisions about improvements for future reports.
For Further Information contact:
Director of Public Health
Department of Health and Social Care
Public Health Directorate
Douglas. Isle of Man
+44 1624 642639