The Public Health Outcomes Framework sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected.
The framework concentrates on two high-level outcomes to be achieved across the public health system, and groups further indicators into four ‘domains’ that cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live but on how well they live at all stages of life.
The high-level outcomes are as follows:
- Healthy life expectancy
- Differences in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between communities.
The four domains are as follows:
- Improving the wider determinants of health
- Health improvement
- Health Protection
- Heath-care public health and preventing premature mortality.