Public Health Cornwall

Cornwall Council’s Public Health Team promotes the health and wellbeing of the residents of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Public Health has many responsibilities from birth to death, making sure everyone has access to the services and help they need the most. The team look at the health issues and tackle inequalities. They help people to improve their lives from warmer homes to help to progress into work. Major health conditions in our current state are usually chronic. Our service aims to prevent these by changing behaviour and through our living/working environments.

Our Deputy Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is  Steve Brown. There are teams based across Cornwall working on public health programmes. Our responsibilities include:

We use this information to understand how we can help our residents. It also helps NHS Kernow to understand what services they need to provide.

We have a number of mandatory services which we provide:

We closely work with Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health to deliver national objectives.