We focus on four complex health issues more prevalent in urban areas
With the Social Progress Imperative, we've developed the first neighbourhood level, health-focused social progress index of its kind.
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We work with others and fund projects in inner-city areas to tackle major urban health issues
We take a place-based approach to our work, addressing a small number of complex health challenges at a time. We partner with others to learn what works and test a combination of approaches. We share what we find with other organisations tackling similar issues.
Childhood obesity, multiple long-term conditions, air pollution and adolescent mental health are some of the biggest health challenges in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. They are also complex issues for other urban areas in the UK and internationally. By adopting a place-based approach, we aim to build a deeper understanding of what it takes to address these two complex health challenges both locally and beyond.
We’re currently working to:
In 2021, we’re launching a programme to address adolescent mental health.
Health effects of air pollution
We explore the often hidden and harmful effects of air pollution on children and what interventions are available to help.
Kings College's Dr Frank J Kelly discusses why we require better evidence around what works in order to solve the issue of air pollution.
Since 2017, we’ve taken a place-based approach to urban health. This means developing an understanding of how the local environment – such as the social context and economic factors – affect people’s health. We create partnerships to address the many different causes of complex health challenges. Using our funding and expertise, we back evidence-based approaches from around the world, home-grown initiatives and exciting, brand-new ideas.
We draw on a variety of resources to support this work, including giving financial support to partners, relationship and network building.
See if you can partner with us to tackle these urban health challenges