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Explore what we’re learning about improving health in cities.

Health effects of air pollution

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Reports
19 Feb 2021

A breath of clean air

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Health effects of air pollution

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Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
11 Feb 2021

Building the evidence base for healthier streets

Programme Director Kate Langford shares more on our pilot to test ways to make our streets easier and safer for local residents to walk, cycle and spend time.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
11 Feb 2021

A coronavirus legacy: better air quality for better health

Programme Director Kate Langford shares why improving air quality to improve our health is such a fitting legacy from COVID-19.

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Urban health

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James Shearman
James Shearman
On Purpose Associate
Opinion
11 Feb 2021

Search, develop, deliver

Our three-phase approach to developing our urban health programmes over multiple years.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Reports
01 Feb 2021

FinWell: London financial diaries

Addressing the twin challenges of poor health and financial difficulty

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Opinion

Shannon’s story

Shannon is a 55-year-old single mother with four teenagers. Her precarious working conditions negatively impacted her health, especially when she couldn’t take paid time off work when she needed it.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Opinion

Andrea’s story

Andrea is a 44-year-old and originally from Latin America. Her housing conditions were extremely bad, and they made her feel sick. Though the damp in her house made her asthma worse, better housing was unaffordable to her.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Opinion

Daliya’s story

Daliya is a 27-year-old mother with multiple long-term health conditions living in South London. Her income fluctuated from month to month and her financial struggles had a huge impact on her mental health.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Opinion

Luisa’s story

Luisa is a 28-year-old mother of two young children, aged one and four. She lives with depression and anxiety. When Luisa's finances caused her depression to worsen, this manifested itself through physical symptoms.

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