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Childhood obesity

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Impact on Urban Health
Policy

An open letter to Government: put children’s health back on the agenda

We joined over 25 innovative food brands, investors and business support providers in calling on the Government to reconsider the U-turn on restrictions of promotions of HFSS products.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Mark Heffernan
Mark Heffernan
Policy and Influencing Manager
Opinion
20 May 2022

A unique opportunity to shape the Government’s air quality policies.

Air pollution is an urgent public health crisis and a social justice issue. We must seize this unique opportunity to tell Government to prioritise clean air.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
28 Apr 2022

Air pollution is a problem we can solve. But the Government must show ambition in the Environment Act

If the Government is serious about addressing health inequality, it must set ambitious targets for clean air.

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Data and analytics Urban health

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Rob Parker
Rob Parker
Data and Analytics Director
Data
21 Apr 2022

Why does healthy life expectancy vary so much in Lambeth and Southwark?

The difference in healthy life expectancy between the richest and poorest neighbourhoods in Lambeth and Southwark is up to 17 years. Explore our data snapshot to find out what factors contribute to this inequality.

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Research and development

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Shaun Danquah
Shaun Danquah
Founder of Centric
Reports
20 Apr 2022

A literature review for more equitable community research

Shaun Danquah, the Founder of Centric, explains why a new literature review has the potential to generate new insights for equitable health research.

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Research and development

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Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Opinion
19 Apr 2022

All good health interventions start with a simple action: Listening

Our Chief Executive's key reflections on the Young Foundation's Hive conference, where funders and commissioners discussed community research, and how it can improve people's health.

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Multiple long-term conditions

Barbara Reichwein
Barbara Reichwein
Programme Director
Opinion
14 Apr 2022

How we’re responding to the cost of living crisis

Our Programme Director for multiple long-term conditions, Barbara Reichwein, talks about the real 'cost of surviving' crisis people are facing and how we're addressing this in our work.

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Health effects of air pollution

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Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee
Communications Manager
Data
25 Mar 2022

Why are air pollution levels in London so high?

For the first time since August 2020, a high pollution warning has been issued for London. We explore what the major causes of air pollution are in London.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Nicola Bristow
Nicola Bristow
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
18 Mar 2022

A good day’s sleep: why sleep is essential to the health of night shift workers

On World Sleep Day, we reflect on the ways that working night shifts can affect health, and the innovative work our partners are doing to ensure shift workers get the support they need.

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