Council leaders have welcomed the fall in the number of teenage pregnancies but have warned more needs to be done to tackle inequalities between wards.
Poor health in rural areas is being ‘masked’ by idyllic images of the countryside and a lack of accurate data, new report says.
Local government leaders have welcomed the government's decision to make sex and relationships education compulsory in all secondary schools.
Schools will be given £415m from the sugar tax to help pupils benefit from healthier lifestyles, education secretary Justine Greening has announced.
Local government leaders have called for loneliness to be recognised as a major public health issue following a report showing one in eight people have no close friends.
Local authorities should work with nightclubs, gyms and festivals to prevent the misuse of drugs, new national guidelines recommend.
Local authorities should have more power to reduce the number of diesel vehicles in town and cities, according to calls from health professionals.
The lack of sex education in academies and free schools is fuelling sexually transmitted infections, council chiefs warn.
Cheshire East Council has enjoyed huge success with the recent launch of participatory budgeting – the authority’s answer to getting communities more involved with projects that positively impact on the borough’s health.
Local authorities in England face a bill of £760m a year to help people with smoking-related illnesses stay in their own homes, campaigners say.