The district council contribution to public health: A time of challenge and opportunity

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This report was commissioned by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) in 2015.

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.


This report is entirely editorially independent and all views are those of the authors.

You can also download an illustrated summary of the key role played by district councils.