hopes the data will be used to inform commissioners of health and social care services in their decision making.
director John Wilkinson said: "The Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory aims to provide better, easier to understand, information on the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities.
Director of NEPHO
, Prof John Wilkinson, said: "This is about industrial heritage.
But the NEPHO
study reveals that many of the North-east''s primary care trusts look set to meet the Department of Health''s target of cancer deaths being reduced by a fifth between 1995 and 2010.
The likely effects of the Olympics have been discussed in an 18-page report by the NEPHO
following meetings with public and private-sector organisations.
However, Stockton-based NEPHO
's study shows that the number of premature deaths related to CHD dropped 9% between 1997 and 2006.
Professor John Wilkinson, director of NEPHO
, said: "Dental health is better now than at any time in the last 50 years, with 60% of five-year-olds nationally having no experience of tooth decay.
The week coincides with the launch of a new national "e-library" for public health, the only one in Europe, which has been developed by NEPHO
based at Durham University's Queen's Campus in Stockton is one of nine across England which has collected the information during the last year.
Director of NEPHO
, John Wilkinson, said: "Much of the information gathered has been anecdotal, but it has given us a real insight into the problem."
The recommendation comes in a report by the North East Public Health Observatory (NEPHO
) which reveals the results of a survey of more than 13,200 five-year-olds from 545 schools across the region.
Nearly 10,000 people in the region are receiving treatment for substance misuse, according to latest figures being analysed by the North-East Public Health Observatory (Nepho