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Healthy cities: how to achieve a healthy population in an urban environment

July 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm UTC+1

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) now is the first time in human history that most of the world’s population lives in cities rather than in rural settings. How does this change affect our health? The King’s Fund in organising this event to find out how living in cities can offer both advantages and risks for the health of their populations and how the health and care system can respond to this challenge.

You’ll learn about:

  • how public sector organisations in the UK and internationally use population health approaches across cities to provide better health and care services for residents through integration and devolution
  • how cities can work to promote healthy lifestyles for their residents through safeguarding green spaces and promoting health and leisure facilities
  • securing a safe and healthy future for young people living in cities, by tackling childhood obesity
  • using data analysis of electronic clinical records to support the commissioning and design of services and practically integrate the health and care services each citizen receives
  • how local authorities, the NHS and third sector organisations combine forces across the UK to confront health inequalities by targeting inner city, deprived areas.