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Health effects of air pollution
We're working with HealthLumen to model the health and economic impacts of changing air pollution levels in Lambeth and Southwark.
Funding amount: £26,450
Duration: April 2020 to July 2020
Programme: health effects of air pollution
HealthLumen offer a modelling microsimulation solution that can quantify the impact of interventions on future outcomes of non-communicable diseases. To support our air pollution programme, we’re funding HealthLumen to model the long-term impact of air pollution on the health of people of Lambeth and Southwark.
Using geographically specific population data, extrapolated by age and gender, HealthLumen’s computer simulation will model different scenarios to:
The develop phase of our health effects of air pollution programme has been exploring ways to better understand the scale of the effects of air pollution in Lambeth and Southwark. This project provides that opportunity and will allow us to build our evidence on the current burden of air pollution on the population’s health and the cost to health systems locally.
By modelling changes in air pollution levels (PM2.5 and NO2) and its effects, the project will also contribute to our thinking around impact measurement. It will provide insight into the outcomes of a lower level of air pollution and allow us to understand how we might begin to measure the impact of our programme on the population’s health and local health services.
HealthLumen work to improve global health by using a sophisticated modelling platform to forecast trends in risk factors and chronic diseases, and simulating their impact on population health and the economy.
Anna Tarkington leads our work on modelling the impact of air pollution
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