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.
With Wellcome Trust
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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. Each of these complex health challenges make up our urban health programmes.
Children’s health and food, multiple long-term conditions, air pollution and children’s 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:
We want to break the link between low income and poor nutrition, by improving the quality of food options in lower-income neighbourhoods.
Children's health and food
Providing a number of unique perspectives to our children's health and food programme.
How we're improving children's health in homes, schools and streets.
We want to address the social and economic determinants of health in order to ensure longer, healthier lives for people with multiple long-term conditions.
This committee will challenge and advise us on how to maximise impact and effectively influence on this complex issue.
Multiple long-term conditions
Slowing progression to multiple long-term conditions by addressing the social determinants of health.
We want to address the health effects of poor air quality on people whose health is most impacted by air pollution: children, older people and people with heart and lung conditions.
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.
We want to make it possible for all children to have strong, positive mental health by making support more equitable when young people experience behavioural difficulties.
Children's mental health
We commissioned ethnographic research to help us better understand the reality of life for children and families affected by behavioural difficulties.
With Global Black Maternal Health
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