Urban health equity

Multifaceted partnerships to promote the social, environmental and political determinants of urban health

City dwellers typically have better health outcomes, on average, than those in rural areas. But cities also have profound health inequalities linked to low incomes; gender, age, or migration status; political exclusion; and hazardous living and working environments.

Climate change and COVID-19 have only amplified health inequalities. In collaboration with grassroots organisations and urban decision makers, we have created equitable, cross-cutting solutions to address the complex health risks facing low-income urban residents and workers.