Public Health Scotland is Scotland’s lead national body for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of all of Scotland’s people.

Our vision is for a Scotland where everybody thrives. Focusing on prevention and early intervention, we aim to increase healthy life expectancy and reduce premature mortality by responding to the wider determinants that impact on people’s health and wellbeing. To do this, we use data, intelligence and a place-based approach to lead and deliver Scotland’s public health priorities.

We are jointly sponsored by COSLA and the Scottish Government and collaborate across the public and third sectors. We provide advice and support to local government and authorities in a professionally independent manner.

Our values of respect, collaboration, innovation, excellence and integrity are at the heart of our work.

Last updated: 01 May 2023
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