Opinion

Insights from our team and partners.

Children's health and food

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Louise Luckhurst
Louise Luckhurst
Communications Manager
Opinion
27 Feb 2024

Telling a new story about children’s health and food

We have created a free image library to help build a better, more constructive understanding of children’s health and to show how what surrounds us shapes us.

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Urban Health

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Peter Babudu
Peter Babudu
Executive Director
Opinion

Celebrating our partners in 2023

In 2023, Impact on Urban Health supported over 100 outstanding partners to find solutions to ill-health in cities. Our Executive Director, Peter Babudu, presents a roundup of their achievements.

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Data

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Michael Rigby
Michael Rigby
Data Partnerships Manager
Opinion
01 Dec 2023

Civic Data Innovation Fund: Digging deeper into civic strength

In September 2023, the second round of the Civic Data Innovation Challenge launched. Michael Rigby reveals the four groups to develop their data projects with up to £60,000 funding.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Claire Diamond - Communications Manager at Impact on Urban Health
Claire Diamond
Communications Manager
Opinion
07 Nov 2023

Exploring Open Banking with better health in mind

Mental, physical, and financial health are deeply connected. We wanted to find out if available apps are helpful to residents of Lambeth and Southwark, especially those with health problems. This is one of the few studies on Open Banking conducted with people on low incomes.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Agnes Agyepong
Founder and CEO of Global Black Maternal Health
Opinion
04 Oct 2023

Why I’m attending the Labour Party conference 

Black Resistance: Black History Month, Clean Air and Black Maternal Health

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Children's health and food

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Mark Heffernan
Mark Heffernan
Head of Policy and Influencing
Opinion
02 Oct 2023

Bringing together the ingredients for a healthier food system

Head of Policy and Influencing Mark Heffernan reflects on progress made towards creating a healthier food system, and what needs to happen next to ensure transformative change.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee
Communications Manager
Opinion
12 Sep 2023

Just how bad is air pollution for your health?

Debates around air pollution have been sabotaged by misinformation and online abuse. So, what does the research say about how air pollution affects health?

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Terry-Ann Mendes
Terry-Ann Mendes
Policy and Influencing Officer
Opinion
06 Jul 2023

Progress on policies for healthier night shifts

Terry-Ann Mendes explores the brilliant policy work of our partner, Liminal Space.

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Children's health and food

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Matt Towner
Matt Towner
Programme Director
Opinion
23 May 2023

Investing in innovation: Learnings from the Good Food Programme Pilot

Matt Towner, Portfolio Manager, and Hayley Hand, Investment Director at Big Society Capital, share their reflections on the pilot phase of the Good Food Programme.

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