The annual report looked at how arts and culture can improve health and wellbeing, but Cllr Yvonne Nolan said this ignored the “massive health inequality” in Wirral.
Cllr Nolan said: “I am surprised this [arts and culture] is the issue on which you focus the annual report.
“There is massive health inequality in Wirral, we have a difference of 12 years in life expectancy across different parts of Wirral.
“There are huge issues of poverty and people living in poor housing. Those are the issues I would want to see in a public health annual report.
“I want to know how we address those things through public health.
“So I am disappointed that we don’t have the really significant issues that impact massively on people’s lives [in the report].”
Julie Webster, Wirral Council’s acting director for health and well being, presented the report to the council’s health scrutiny committee and said she was proud of it.