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

Urban health

People outside corner shop
Elaine Brown
Elaine Brown
Community researcher, TSIP
Opinion
03 Dec 2020

“Life always has stories”

In this guest blog, community researcher Elaine talks about how her life and experiences have led her to becoming a researcher.

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COVID-19 Urban health

Man cycling and wearing a face mask
Stephen Bediako OBE
Executive Chair, The Social Innovation Partnership
Opinion
02 Dec 2020

Collective responses to emergency COVID funding

We're working on a major new project to distribute emergency funding to Black-led, LGBTQ+, women's-focused and disability-led organisations.

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Childhood obesity

Boy eating sandwich
Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director
Opinion
12 Nov 2020

The Government’s winter package on addressing inequities in children’s diets

For food programmes to have a meaningful impact on health inequities, they need a persistent eye on two things: access and quality.

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Childhood obesity

Healthy Markets campaign
Sharon Bligh
Healthier Lives Director, The Consumer Goods Forum
Opinion
15 Oct 2020

A closer look at our Collaboration for Healthier Lives

Assessing the progress of the innovative collaboration that aims to drive behavioural change and positively impact consumer health.

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Childhood obesity

Woman going to the supermarket
Impact on Urban Health logo
Impact on Urban Health
Reports
15 Oct 2020

Can supermarkets help turn the tide on obesity?

A report from one year of the Collaboration for Healthier Lives in the UK (CHL UK)

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Childhood obesity

Children's school dinner plate
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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
01 Oct 2020

Serving up children’s health

Opportunities and barriers in the school food system to prioritise nutritious food for our young people

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Childhood obesity

Young people at school
Sean Miller
Founder, nonon
Opinion
29 Sep 2020

Young people’s response to healthier food on the go

Testing a new app concept to give young people affordable access to healthier food on the go.

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Childhood obesity

Kids fast food menu
Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Opinion
28 Sep 2020

Impact investing for social change with the new SMASH app

Impact investing can play a pivotal role in tackling health issues. Here's how we're investing to create systemic change that helps children eat healthier.

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COVID-19 Multiple long-term conditions

Man walking in the park with walking poles
Rohan Martyres
Rohan Martyres
Programme Director (maternity cover)
Opinion
20 Aug 2020

Financial shields during COVID-19 to protect health

How we're acting on the evidence that debt and money worries can lead to food insecurity, poor diets, higher stress levels and deteriorating mental health.

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