Responsibilities

We are responsible for:

  • making the public healthier and reducing differences between the health of different groups by promoting healthier lifestyles the public

  • protecting the nation from public health hazards

  • preparing for and responding to public health emergencies

  • improving the health of the whole population by sharing our information and expertise, and identifying and preparing for future public health challenges

  • researching, collecting and analyzing data to improve our understanding of public health challenges, and come up with answers to public health problems

  • We do this through knowledge and intelligence, advocacy and providing specialist public health services.