What we're learning from our work improving health in our communities
Our Chief Executive Kieron Boyle, on how we're testing approaches as part of the development phase of our childhood obesity and multiple long-term conditions programmes.
At the end of 2016, I was asked to lead the development of a programme on multiple long-term conditions here at the Charity. It has been a voyage of discovery for me. How do you get to grips with one of the greatest challenges facing medicine and society today?
In Lambeth, just one person out of every five people who has diabetes only has diabetes. That is to say, living with many long-term illnesses - chronic conditions like hypertension, coronary heart and kidney disease - is increasingly the norm.
Following his recent trip to Australia, our Chief Executive Kieron Boyle reflects on lessons learned and what it takes to work well with communities.
Our Collection Manager Imogen Gray writes a blog for supported project Breathe AHR detailing how we have embedded art into healthcare throughout our long history.
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.