Aug 01, 2019
Welcome to our latest roundup of projects and partners we’ve funded across our portfolio of urban health programmes. Every two months I share a few highlights from our current programmes on childhood obesity and slowing down people’s progression to multiple long-term conditions. From November, I’ll also start sharing our plans for our next programme focused on the health effects of air pollution.
Our childhood obesity programme aims to bring the high childhood obesity levels in neighbourhoods with the lowest incomes closer to the levels we see in more affluent areas. During the next ten years we plan to achieve that goal by helping 13,000 children in Lambeth and Southwark reach a healthier weight.
We’re making great progress in building the partnerships, projects and relationships to achieve our goal. In the last few months, we’ve backed some great new ideas, including:
Our multiple long-term conditions programme aims to slow down people’s progression from one to many conditions. This exploratory programme looks to better understand the relationship between people’s health, their lives and the places where they live in the journey to multiple conditions.
In the last couple of months, we’ve looked deeper into how to tackle the social risk factors that influence working age adults living with one long-term condition to go on to develop more. We’ll be sharing our insights from this work later in the year. In the meantime, here are some examples of our latest projects and developments:
We’ve also been busy sharing what we’re learning through the programmes to help inform others tackling health issues in urban environments.
Earlier in the summer, we launched an international learning partnership with the Arnhold Institute for Global Health in New York to compare efforts in improving health of people living with long-term conditions.
During the last couple of months, we’ve continued to work closely with the Department of Health and Social Care to inform their latest plans to halve childhood obesity by 2030. We’ve shared what we’re seeing in our work across home, school and street environments, and made recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer’s team on the opportunities for policy responses to achieve the 2030 goal.
16 October, 2019
Every two months, our Director of Funding, Jon Siddall, will be sharing highlights of what we’ve been up to across our portfolio of programmes at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.
04 September, 2019
London’s Child Obesity Taskforce takes action so that children can grow up eating healthily, drinking more water and being active.
04 June, 2019
We’ve started an international learning partnership with research institute Arnhold Institute for Global Health in the US comparing efforts to improve health in two urban settings - Lambeth and Southwark here in London and East Harlem in New York.