PHE has published an Improving young people’s health and wellbeing framework to address the health needs of young people. PHE continues to see poorer outcomes for young people in England when compared to many other high-income countries. Teenage birth and abortion rates remain among the highest in Europe and the proportion drinking alcohol is still well above the European average. Inequalities also persist, with poor health outcomes more common among the poorest young people.
Alongside the framework, PHE has set up a free dedicated section on its National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network website for local areas to find out the state of young people’s health in their localities.