Public health

Overview of the public health directorate.

Last updated: 15 February 2023

Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. We want everyone to be able to make healthier choices and to minimise the risk and impact of illness.

Learn more about what we are doing in the borough by visiting:

Furthermore, the arrival of public health in the council presents opportunities to work with colleagues across other areas of the council and health care system, for an integrated approach to health.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-20 (PDF)

Our pledge to you

The Waltham Forest public health charter (PDF) sets out six pledges that we are making to residents to help them stay healthy, active, and well.

We are focusing on improving public health services for local residents. Our aim is to improve health and reduce health inequalities across generations and cultures.