Working together to tackle health inequalities and sustainable development

The UK Healthy Cities Network is part of a global movement for urban public health and sustainable development, led and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). The UK Network supports member cities and towns to become better places to live and tackle health inequalities in the context of the WHO’s Healthy Cities themes and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Key publications, policy updates and briefings from the World Health Organization Europe Healthy Cities Programme and UK Healthy Cities Network.

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The Ljubljana Statement on Health Equity

Accelerating Progress Towards Healthy and Prosperous Lives for All in the WHO Europe Region

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Environmental health inequalities in Europe: second assessment report

This assessment report considers the distribution of environmental risks and injuries within countries and shows that unequal environmental conditions, risk exposures and related health outcomes affect citizens daily in all settings where people live, work and spend their time.

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A Multilevel Governance Approach to Preventing and Managing Non-Communicable Diseases

The role of cities and urban settings from the WHO High Level Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases

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Belfast Charter for Healthy Cities

Operationalizing the Copenhagen Consensus of Mayors: Healthier and Happier Cities for All

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UK Healthy Cities

Healthy Cities foster health and well-being through governance, empowerment and participation creating urban places for equity and community prosperity, and investing in people for a peaceful planet.

Healthy Cities leads by example, tackling inequalities and promoting governance and leadership for health and well-being through innovation, knowledge sharing and city health diplomacy.

World Health Organization – Copenhagen Consensus of Mayors (2018)

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Find out more about past and upcoming UK Healthy Cities Network events

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Darren Crossley
Darren CrossleyChair
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tbcPolitical Lead
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Louise Crosby
Louise CrosbyCoordinator
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Claire Batey
Claire BateyCoordinator
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