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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

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Health and neighbourhoods

Exploring how the places where we live impact our health

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Health and money

Exploring the impact of finances on our health

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Health and work

Exploring the impact of employment on our health

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Urban health

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Anna Tarkington
Anna Tarkington
Data Partnerships Manager
Opinion
12 Apr 2021

Creating an Urban Health Index for Lambeth and Southwark

Data Partnerships Manager, Anna Tarkington, talks about the launch of the Urban Health Index, a ground-breaking social progress index for Lambeth and Southwark.

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Urban health

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Urban Health Index (UHI) for Lambeth and Southwark

With the Social Progress Imperative, we've developed the first neighbourhood level, health-focused social progress index of its kind.

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Urban health

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Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Opinion
01 Apr 2021

Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report

Chief Executive Kieron Boyle responds to the UK Government's Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report

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Childhood obesity

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Claire Stidston
Claire Stidston
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
01 Apr 2021

Healthy profits: how wholesalers and retailers can increase sales of healthy products

Portfolio Manager Claire Stidston shares more on our pilot to engage wholesalers and convenience stores to drive uptake of healthier options.

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Childhood obesity COVID-19

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Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director
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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Childhood obesity

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26 Mar 2021

Engaging with wholesalers and convenience stores to drive uptake of healthier options

Demonstrating how simple and practical changes can help influence retailers to purchase healthier options

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