Impact on Urban Health

The places that we grow up, live, and work impact how healthy we are. Urban areas, like inner-city London, have some of the most extreme health outcomes. At Impact on Urban Health, we believe that we can remove obstacles to good health, by making urban areas healthier places for everyone to live. We address these health inequalities by focusing on a few complex health issues that disproportionately impact people living in cities – childhood obesity, multiple long-term conditions, the health effects of air pollution, and adolescent mental health. Our programmes are long-term and formed of partnerships at local, borough, national and international scales. Using our funding and expertise, we back home-grown initiatives, evidence-based approaches from around the world, and exciting, brand-new ideas.