City health profiles: how to report on health in your city



This booklet provides advice on how to produce a city health profile. A city health profile is a quantitative and qualitative description of the health of citizens and the factors which influence their health. It identifies problems, proposes areas for improvement and stimulates action. All appropriate sectors work together to collect, analyse, interpret and present the information. Guidance is given on the analysis of data, production of the report and the presentation and communication of the report's findings. Detailed suggestions are made for the contents of a city health profile.