Each of the 9 English Public Health Observatories have a lead role in a key policy area to:

  • develop expertise and in-depth knowledge
  • provide a single point of contact and information source
  • publicise significant work
  • develop training programmes for health intelligence staff and public health researchers and practitioners

The West Midlands Public Health Observatory's lead areas are:

  • Older People
  • Environment
  • Social Care

For details of the lead areas of the other Public Health Observatories please see the APHO site.

Below are reference material and resources relevant to different public health topic areas including our lead areas. If there are particular topic areas that you want us to cover please use the feedback form to submit your request.