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Unlocking the potential for cities to be healthier

How we work Where we work

We’re committed to achieving health equity by helping urban areas become healthier places for everyone to live

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About us

Our health is hugely influenced by where we grow up, live and work. ​And in urban areas, we see the best and worst health outcomes, often just roads away from each other.

We are focused on improving health in inner-city areas by understanding and changing how inequalities impact our health.   

Find out more about urban health

Urban health in numbers

68%

of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050 (source: the UN)

8 out of 10

people in the UK currently live in cities or towns (source: Population Reference Bureau)

15-19 years

the range of life expectancies across London boroughs, for men and women respectively (source: PHE)

Urban health programmes

We focus our work on four complex health issues prevalent in inner-city areas. Find out more about each programme and the partners we're working with.

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Work with us

Partnerships are crucial to the work we do. We want to work with partners at local, city, national and international scales who can help us improve health in cities.

Become a partner Find out more about our current partnerships