CHI 2013

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.

Presentations & Videos

CHI 2014 - Amsterdam

This third International City Health Conference, hosted by AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) and the Trimbos Institute, organised by Knowledge•Action•Change, will take place over two days, at the Casa 400 Hotel, in Amsterdam, on 3rd and 4th November 2014.

Overview  Programme

World News

  • Athens and Palermo: the most dissatisfied cities in Europe – analysis

    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 |

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  • What the city can do to improve our health

    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 |

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  • OECD Analysis: Australia's Spending On Health Is Much Lower Than In The US

    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 |

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CHI featured video

AIDS: Global Progress, Local Challenges - Prof. Michel Kazatchkine at the City Health International Conference in Glasgow, 2013

City Health News

  • Programme Highlights +

    The programme committee is continuing its work and a draft of the programme for the conference will appear on the website early next month. Professor Arnoud Verhoeff, GGD, Amsterdam, will open the conference and some confirmed sessions to date include:
    • Facing the future: cities’ roles in delivering on the Millennium Development Goals and beyond. Confirmed speakers include Anke van Dam, AFEW; Daniel Wolfe, Open Society Institute; Michel Kazatchkine, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe
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  • City Health International +

    Founded in 2012 City Health International is a collaboration between individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment. For the first time in history the majority of the world’s population now live in urban environments and the proportion continues to grow. As national governments struggle to deal with the pressures and demands of growing urban populations against a backdrop of financial deficits and uncertainty, it is increasingly left to those working at a city level to provide the leadership and support needed to tackle key health issues.
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