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

Childhood obesity

Young people outside chicken shop
Jessica Attard
Jessica Attard
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
10 Jan 2020

Learning from London’s Foodscape

We studied how the built environment shapes how young people eat, and explore the need for transforming transit stops and creating new civic spaces for young people.

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Childhood obesity

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Jessica Attard
Jessica Attard
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
13 Dec 2019

Collaborating for the future to improve children’s health

We're partnering and collaborating with food retailers and manufacturers to improve local food retail environments.

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Childhood obesity

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
10 Dec 2019

Understanding Southwark’s food experience

Food systems and public life insight report

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Adolescent mental health

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
06 Nov 2019

A descriptive analysis of adolescent mental health in Lambeth and Southwark

Review of key measures relating to adolescent mental health

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Multiple long-term conditions

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Impact on Urban Health
Reports
01 Nov 2019

The multiple conditions guidebook

Case studies and practical solutions to help local areas improve health and wellbeing

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Childhood obesity

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Sarah Hickey
Sarah Hickey
Programme Director
Opinion
31 Oct 2019

How is our work on childhood obesity informing Government policy?

The evidence we've gathered on childhood obesity, alongside others from the sector, is supporting changes in policy.

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Childhood obesity

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Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Policy
10 Oct 2019

Green paper on prevention response

Our response to the Department of Health and Social Care

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Childhood obesity

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Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Policy
10 Oct 2019

Childhood obesity inquiry response (October 2019)

Our response to the Health and Social Care Committee

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Childhood obesity

Children playing with toy food and cooking equipment
Keiron Boyle
Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive
Policy
10 Oct 2019

National Food Strategy response

Our response to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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