What we're learning from our work improving health in our communities
Our Programme Director Mike Wright discusses the role we’ll play in helping to tackle the growing issue of multiple long-term conditions.
Our Head of Evaluation Rob Parker shares patterns we've seen on what sits behind our high local child obesity rates.
Phil Veasey, Public Health, Community Engagement, and Sports Development Consultant explores the behavioural changes needed to involve residents in the issue of childhood obesity.
Sarah Hickey, Childhood Obesity Programme Director explains our ambition to make a step-change impact on local obesity, working with anyone who can help us achieve this goal.
For a long time obesity was categorised as a problem of information and willpower. However, what food people eat, and how much of it, is profoundly influenced by simple cues in their surroundings.
Our Chief Executive Kieron Boyle discusses the value of being place-based and the impact it has on the complex health issues of our time.
Dr Emma Stone, Director of Policy and Research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, writes for us on the impact of poverty on people's health, reflecting on our latest report.
Health issues today are as complex as they have ever been. They relate not only to people’s physical and mental health, but also to what people perceive a healthy life to be in the context in which they live. This suggests to us two important points: that people and place matter.
In Lambeth we realised a few years ago that despite the big efforts and money we were putting into mental healthcare – particularly acute care – we weren’t getting great health outcomes.
“I wait weeks to get a double appointment. I write down all the things I need to say but I don’t get time. I am told I am only allowed to mention two symptoms.” Tina is in her late 50s.