Insights

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

Childhood obesity

School food hall
Rebecca Sunter
Rebecca Sunter
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
30 Sep 2019

Supporting schools to provide healthy options

We're working with local schools to ensure healthy food and physical activity become the norm for all children throughout the day.

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Childhood obesity

Baby with yoghurt
Carole Coulon
Carole Coulon
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
30 Sep 2019

Giving families access to healthy options

Positively changing home environments can be difficult. We share the work we're doing to improve children's health in homes and early years settings.

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Childhood obesity

Shops and people in Brixton Village
Jessica Attard
Jessica Attard
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
30 Sep 2019

Creating change in streets to tackle childhood obesity

Sharing how we're working across sectors to address obesogenic streets and what our next steps are through our ‘streets’ strand.

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Multiple long-term conditions

Block of flats with tree and outdoor playground
Rohan Martyres
Rohan Martyres
Programme Director (maternity cover)
Opinion
30 Sep 2019

The health impacts of work, finance and housing

We discuss how we’re developing the social risk factors strand of our programme, and the types of organisations we’re looking to work with.

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Health effects of air pollution

City skyline with smog
Kate Langford
Kate Langford
Programme Director
Opinion
24 Sep 2019

Combating the health effects of poor air quality

Poor air quality is one the key environmental factors that drives poor health in cities. Here's how we're learning for our urban health programme.

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Childhood obesity

Children eating breakfast
Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director
Opinion
20 Sep 2019

What will it take to close the gap? Two years into our childhood obesity programme

How we're working to bring the rates of childhood obesity down in neighbourhoods with the lowest incomes to the level of those in more affluent areas.

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Multiple long-term conditions

People working
Matt Towner
Matt Towner
Portfolio Manager
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

Boys at school
Lauren Gasser
Lauren Gasser
Communications Manager
Latest updates
04 Sep 2019

Launch of ‘Every Child A Healthy Weight’

Ten ambitions for London to give every child nutritious food options, plenty of water to drink, and opportunities to run and play.

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Childhood obesity

Two children at school writing and smiling
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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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