We have a range of resource materials and publications and can provide briefings on a variety of health care issues affecting London and Londoners:
- Health care, disease trends and their causes
- Health inequalities at community level, life expectancy, cancers, heart disease, mental health and stroke
- The health of black and minority ethnic communities, children, people with learning difficulties, people with physical disabilities, refugees and older people
- Lifestyle and behaviour trends in alcohol, diet and nutrition, obesity, drugs, sexual health
- Analysis of smoking levels and the health of poor communities
- Social exclusion and the impact on health of crime, education, employment, housing, income and transport.
If you want to find one of our reports go to the Publications section.
If you are a journalist and would like more information on health care data or a comment contact us on:
Tel: 020 7685 6774
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Dr Bobbie Jacobson OBE is Director of the London Health Observatory (LHO) and Vice Chair of the
Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) – a network of 12 UK/Ireland Observatories. She
has spearheaded APHO’s national lead role on tobacco and tackling social and ethnic inequalities
in health. She joined the LHO in 2001 after seven years as Director of Public Health in East
London and the City.
Before training in Medicine she led ASH – the UK’s smoking and health campaigning charity, and
prior to that she was a health journalist. She is well known for her longstanding commitment to
securing change in public health policy -especially on tackling health inequalities. She worked
with Sir Donald Acheson’s enquiry on Health Inequalities and is a member of the Government’s
Scientific Reference Committee on Health Inequalities.
She has published widely on health issues in both the popular and peer-reviewed literature.
Her books on women and tobacco -"Beating the Ladykillers" and her review of UK health policy
"The Nation's Health" became internationally known standard texts.
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