Although health has never been better for people living in North Lincolnshire, inequalities remain. The council, together with all of its partners are working hard to try to narrow the gap between the best and worst off in our society.
It is recognised that healthier lifestyles cannot and should not be imposed on people and that it is important that they are given support, advice and encouragement in achieving this goal, and most importantly, to give people choices.
Some factors are beyond the control of individuals - the so called wider determinants of health, such as employment, housing conditions and transport. Work is being undertaken to make improvements in these areas too.
The local Health and Well-being strategy aims to tackle many of the causes of ill health and put into place measures to give people the choices they need to live a healthy life.
Other useful information
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) - a document which contains all available information on the health needs of the local area.
Public Health Annual Report - summary of local activity and future plans with regard to public health by the Primary Care Trust.
North Lincolnshire Adolescent LifestyleSurvey - document that details results from the 2010 survey on the health and well-being of children in secondary school age.