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.
A new report on the perceptions of city life in the UK and Europe has mapped a portrait of satisfaction levels across the continent’s cities. Released on Wednesday by the Office for National Statistics and supported by the European commission, the 2012 Perception Survey interviewed roughly 49,000 people in 79 cities across Europe. People were asked their opinions on different aspects of their city – from the affordability of housing to the quality of the air.
2014-07-25 | theguardian.comRead More
Where you live in a city defines how healthy you are. Often, we think of health in terms of hospitals and clinics: matters for the province to look after. Yet, the environment in which we live, work and play has an enormous impact on our health. No level of government has as much power to directly shape these factors as the city. Health is a city hall issue and in no area is this more obvious than chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
2014-07-21 | thestar.comRead More
Australia’s health spending is slightly lower than the average of developed countries but is well below that of the United States, according to analysis by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Total health spending accounted for 9.1% of GDP in Australia in 2011-2012, slightly lower than the average of 9.3% in OECD countries in 2012.
2014-07-03 | businessinsider.com.auRead More