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01 April 2018

Public health workshop launch: April 2018

What do the public think about public health in London?

River Thames view

What do the public think about public health in London?

The 26th of April 2018 marked the launch of the Social Science & Urban Public Health Institute, and we asked those who came to tell us what they thought about health in the city. What keeps us healthy, what threatens our health, and what should change?

Our guests were a mix of academic and practitioner colleagues from King's College London, as well as collaborators from third sector organisations and user groups...

People were asked to write on a sticky note answers to one or more of the following questions:

  • What do you do to stay healthy in the city?
  • What threatens your health in the city?
  • What should you change to make London the healthiest global city?

Transport was the most common category mentioned, and the one where there was most agreement in discussions...

Environment was also important; many people mentioned air, noise and crowds as aspects of the city that threatened their health, and green space as good for health...


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