About Public Health in Suffolk

Find out about our Public Health team, the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board, Annual Public Health Reports and working with partners.

Find information about the Public Health directorate, including services, Cabinet Member and management on the Corporate Leadership Team and directorates page.

What we do

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

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.

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: 

Working with partners

All Suffolk residents have access to a range of services commissioned by Public Health Suffolk which became part of Suffolk County Council on 1 April 2013.

The services provided include:

  • stop smoking
  • drug and alcohol services
  • adult and child weight management
  • health trainers
  • sexual health advice and treatment services including chlamydia screening
  • the healthy child programme
  • breastfeeding services

For more information about any of these services, who they are provided by in each area and how to access them, please visit Public Health’s website Healthy Suffolk.

Contact us

Email healthandwellbeing@suffolk.gov.uk or call Customer Service on 0345 606 6067.

Write to:

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