The annual public health reports

This is the first report from the new Director of Public Health for Harrow Council. The report is a professional, publically accessible statement about the health of local communities, based on sound epidemiological evidence, and interpreted objectively.

The 2018 report Harrow Ward Profiles gives a snapshot of health and wellbeing in each of the wards in Harrow.

Previous Reports

Fourth Annual Public Health Report

A hand up, not a hand out: Child Poverty in Harrow

This report looks at the issues of childhood poverty in the borough. We know that poverty can have detrimental health consequences that are severe and lifelong. Although Harrow compares well with other boroughs on many indicators, that is not the entire picture. There are some stark differences that make it difficult for some children in Harrow to thrive.

Third Annual Public Health Report

Building Bridges Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness

This report looks at the issues of loneliness and social isolation and how it affects both out physical and mental wellbeing. How can we be more aware of these issues when we commission services, how everyone can help reduce loneliness and how people can help themselves.

Second Annual Health Report:

Five Decades of Change in Public Health

This report reflected on the public health changes that took place over the Director of Public Health's lifetime.

First Annual Public Health Report:

Harrow and Barnet on the Move

This report looked at physical activity from all angles and by all groups in the community. It presented the best available evidence for we should be physically active, what works to get different groups in the community to become more active and what the two councils are doing to help make each borough a more active place.