Insights

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

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Urban health

Featured insight

Despite political or historical context, cities around the globe face similar challenges around health inequality. We’ve shared lessons with 10 similar cities to explore the barriers to living healthier lives, and how we can collectively remove them in this report.

Global perspectives on urban health

Multiple long-term conditions

People working
Matt Towner
Matt Towner
Portfolio Manager (paternity leave)
Opinion
18 Sep 2019

How meaningful employment can support better health

Sharing the research we commissioned into the potential role employment can play in slowing progression from one long-term condition to many.

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Childhood obesity

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
04 Sep 2019

Every child a healthy weight

Ten ambitions for London

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
14 Jun 2019

Purposeful activity

Review of interventions for people with multiple long-term conditions in Lambeth and Southwark

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Urban health

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Rosa Vaquero
Rosa Vaquero
Head of Communications
Opinion
04 Jun 2019

What actions today can boost future health in our cities?

We spoke to international urban health experts about what we must do today to make sure health in cities is equitable and thriving in the future.

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Urban health

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Rosa Vaquero
Rosa Vaquero
Head of Communications
Opinion
14 May 2019

16 experts on how place-based approaches can improve future health

We spoke with experts in health, community-building, design and more to understand how urban health can be improved in the future.

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Childhood obesity

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
30 Nov 2018

Healthy returns

Opportunities for market-based solutions to childhood obesity

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Childhood obesity

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
03 Oct 2018

Healthy high streets

Finding ideas from the high street to make healthy eating easier for children and families

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
20 Jul 2018

From one to many

Exploring people’s progression to multiple long-term conditions in an urban environment

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Adolescent mental health

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Paul Farmer
Chief Executive, Mind
Opinion
17 Jul 2018

The relationship between physical and mental health

In this guest blog, Paul Farmer discusses the link between physical and mental health and how to improve health outcomes.

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