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Childhood obesity COVID-19

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Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director (maternity leave)
Opinion
30 Mar 2021

Holding the past, present, and future when working on food during the pandemic

Programme Director Sarah Hickey shares her reflections on COVID-19's impact on our childhood obesity programme.

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Multiple long-term conditions COVID-19

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Rohan Martyres
Rohan Martyres
Programme Director (maternity cover)
Opinion
24 Mar 2021

One year on from lockdown: building back fairer

Programme Director Rohan Martyres shares his reflections on the impact of COVID-19 on local health inequity, and what it means for our work.

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Health effects of air pollution COVID-19

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Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
18 Mar 2021

A small silver lining: reflections on air pollution in a pandemic

Kate Langford reflects on the impact, learnings and opportunities for our health effects of air pollution programme created by COVID-19.

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Urban health COVID-19

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Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Opinion
17 Mar 2021

Unprecedented times, familiar inequalities

Chief Executive Kieron Boyle explores what we've learnt since the first lockdown, and how we can collectively shift the dial on health inequalities.

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Urban health

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Rowena Estwick
Rowena Estwick
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Opinion
04 Mar 2021

Urban health inequality: then, now, and in the future

Rowena Estwick shares what we’ve learned so far about global urban health inequality, and how we’re taking action.

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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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Multiple long-term conditions

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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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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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