The 2nd CHI conference was a great success. The theme for the conference was “Creating healthy places for health futures”, and the presentations examined current policy and practice in relation to public health and wellbeing in cities along with consideration of the future challenges.
The CHI conference is held in a different location each year. If your organisation is interested in hosting a future conference, please contact us. We are also now looking to add more supporters, to ensure that the venture remains inclusive, relevant and influential in the field of urban health.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a plan to build 100 so-called “smart cities,” some to be built from the ground up and others retrofitted using the latest advances in information technology. CCTV America’s Shweta Bajaj reported on this ambitious vision and its challenges from New Delhi. Urban India is getting crowded. Migration to cities is increasing by the year, which is why the Indian government has focused on creating these smart cities to solve urban problems and facilitate city management.
2014-12-22 | cctv-america.comRead More
Following a study published this year of 1,600 cities across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) found that New Delhi had the world's highest annual average concentration of small airborne particles - higher than major Chinese cities. The tiny floating particles, measuring 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter, are hazardous because they can penetrate deeply into the lungs and cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
2014-12-10 | dw.deRead More
The health departments of the nation's largest cities play a central role in developing innovative population health strategies for improving public health across the United States, according to a special January issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. "Indeed, cities are at the forefront in extending public health and social policy to realize changes in our environment abetting population health," according to a commentary by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
2014-12-03 | medicalxpress.comRead More