Insights

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

Children's health and food

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Bryony Hirsch
Bryony Hirsch
Communications Manager
Reports

Expanding free school meals: Exploring the wider economic benefits

We commissioned PwC to undertake wider economic contribution analysis into the expansion of free school meals in London and England.

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Children's health and food

Teenagers walking past fast food signage
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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Impact on Urban Health
Latest updates

Exploring the links between community debt advice and better health

At Impact on Urban Health we know that our mental, physical and financial health are all connected. Our new partnership with the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) explores how better debt advice can improve the health of people struggling with the cost of living.

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Data

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Dr Alex Bulat, Migrant Democracy Project co-director
Alex Bulat
Migrant Democracy Project Co-Director
Latest updates
14 Feb 2024

Civic Data Innovation Challenge Awards: Migrant Democracy Project

Migrant Democracy Project exists for migrants at home in the UK who want to shape a society based on social justice, reflecting their needs and interests, through community power building. Dr Alex Bulat tells us more about what they are trying to achieve.

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Children's mental health

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Lauren Gasser
Lauren Gasser
Communications Manager
Reports

Better SEND support for Black and mixed heritage children and families

We commissioned Global Black Maternal health to lead a research project to better understand the experiences of Black and mixed heritage children and families when a child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

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Data

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Nick Lancaster
Researcher at Neighbourly Lab
Latest updates
01 Feb 2024

Civic Data Innovation Challenge: Neighbourly Lab

The Neighbourly Lab gathers data to increase social connection, build communities, and reduce loneliness. Nick Lancaster tells us more.

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Urban health

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Sham Rajyaguru
Sham Rajyaguru
Communications Manager
Latest updates

How overheating homes are turning the climate crisis into a health crisis

We’re supporting the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Hot Homes project, alongside the Google News Initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Necessity. 

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Children's mental health

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Lauren Gasser
Lauren Gasser
Communications Manager
Latest updates

Growing stronger together: insights into children’s healthy social development

A review of national data, academic research, and families’ experiences to understand how the policy landscape around children’s mental health and social development can be more equitable and impactful.

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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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