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The district council contribution to public health

A time of challenge and opportunity

About this report

This report was commissioned by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) in 2015. This report is entirely editorially independent and all views are those of the authors.

Its intention is to contribute to the understanding, assessment and development of the role of district councils in improving the health of their citizens and communities. It focuses on district councils’ role in promoting public health through some of their key functions and enabling roles.

Slide pack

In partnership with District Councils' Network, we have produced a set of slides that illustrate the key role played by district councils in keeping us healthy. We hope they will be a useful resource for you – please feel free to use them in your office, in documents or presentations.