Key Department of Health policy papers

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Key policy papers to be aware of from the Department of Health

Public Health Outcomes Framework 2013 to 2016 (external link) (December 2014)
Outlines desired outcomes for public health and how they will be measured.

Healthy lives, healthy people: a call to action on obesity in England (external link) (October 2011)
This document sets out how the new approach to public health will enable effective action on obesity and encourages a wide range of partners to play their part.

Healthy lives, healthy people: update and way forward (external link) (July 2011)
Provides further detail on how the reformed public health system is expected to work, including clarification of the role of local authorities.

Healthy lives, healthy people: our strategy for public health in England (external link) (November 2010)
This White Paper sets out the Government’s long-term vision for the future of public health in England.