Public health in Suffolk

Suffolk's Public Health team is responsible for helping people stay healthy and protecting them from threats to their health.

What we do

Improving the population's health is as much about improving the opportunities for good health as it is about providing health and care services.

Our priority is to address inequality in Suffolk so that it should not matter who people are or where they live when it comes to their health and opportunities in life. 

In Public Health our goals are to:

  • promote health and healthy lifestyles
  • protect the health and well-being of our county
  • prevent ill health
  • prolong lives
  • improve health and the factors that affect health, well-being and health inequalities
  • support our health and care services

The Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit is also part of Public Health.

Cabinet Member

James Reeder

Councillor James Reeder is the Cabinet Member for Health.

Our management

Dr Amanda Jones

Dr Amanda Jones is the Director of Public Health.

Annual Public Health Report

The Suffolk Annual Public Health Report is an independent report from the Director of Public Health and Protection. This is a core part of the Suffolk Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and feeds directly in to the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS).

The current report and previous reports can be found on the Healthy Suffolk website, which is the home of the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

Read current and previous Annual Public Health Reports.

The Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board works to encourage integrated working between public service such as health, care and the police to improve wellbeing outcomes in Suffolk.

It is responsible for delivering the: 

Read more information about the Health and Wellbeing Board on the Healthy Suffolk website.

Contact us

Email healthandwellbeing@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 260094.

Write to:

Public Health Suffolk
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich
IP1 2BX