On 1 April 2013, the Waltham Forest public health directorate formally became part of the Council. This change has not affected how people access health services. You can find out more about the change on the London Councils website.
The public health team exists to promote greater health equity across the borough. 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.
The Waltham Forest public health charter (pdf 244KB) sets out six pledges that we are making to residents to help them stay healthy, active and well.
We will be focusing on improving public health services for local residents with the aim of improving health and reducing health inequalities across the generations and cultures in our diverse borough.