The Kent and Medway Public Health Observatory provides information and data on a population of approximately 1.5 million. The county has many small towns, rural communities and coastal populations each with differing health needs, experiences and outcomes.
Kent and Medway has three primary care trusts (PCTs), one county council, twelve districts and a unitary authority.
Health inequalities are a key priority for all of these organisations. By working together to minimise poor health outcomes and wider determinates of health such as deprivation, unemployment, access to services and the environment we live in; the gap between those with better health experiences and those with poor health experiences should begin to narrow.
To reduce health inequalities it is necessary to understand the differences at a lower geographical level, which may be masked when comparing Kent to other regions. To understand some of the differences, looking at data at district level and below is required to identify populations and areas with the poorest health outcomes.
From here you can access public health information by geographical area.