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An older man looking out the window in Paris, France
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21 Apr 2021

Devolving power in Paris, France

In Paris, we saw how they enabled people across the city to make decisions about how public money is spent to improve urban health.

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Strathclyde University, Glasgow
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21 Apr 2021

Community health in Glasgow, Scotland

In Glasgow, we explored the importance of better understanding the social issues affecting health, in order to spot trends and tailor support to key groups.

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Birmingham
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21 Apr 2021

Neighbourhood-level initiatives in Birmingham, England

In Birmingham, we explored hyperlocal interventions to improve the health of neighbourhoods.

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Bedford Avenue subway in New York
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21 Apr 2021

Addressing root causes in New York, US

In New York, we dove deeper into the role of anchor organisations, with deep roots in local communities, in supporting health.

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Finders Street, Melbourne
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21 Apr 2021

Reshaping the built environment in Melbourne, Australia

In Melbourne, we saw how changes in infrastructure can help to embed health outcomes in the development of urban areas and cities.

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21 Apr 2021

Data-led initiatives in Toronto, Canada

In Toronto, we learned how data and technology can be used to identify and build an accurate picture of health issues.

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Street food market in Mexico City
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21 Apr 2021

Multidisciplinary collaborations in Mexico City, Mexico

In Mexico City, we saw how bringing together experts from different sectors helped them to tackle urban health challenges.

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Multiple long-term conditions

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14 Apr 2021

Easing pressures – how work, money and homes can make our cities healthier and fairer

How we're addressing the social determinants of health that can slow progression from one to many long-term health conditions

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Multiple long-term conditions

Group of boys walking down autumnal street
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Health and secure homes

Exploring the impact of housing on our health

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