City Health International

Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.

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City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.

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  • India’s Smart Cities Mission wants to transform urban areas into high-tech hubs

    Crowded, dirty and chaotic, cities in India have traditionally suffered a bad press. Nobody would dispute that major conurbations such as Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are charismatic treasure troves of history and culture. But anyone who has choked on traffic fumes while trying to negotiate crumbling pavements teeming with people, will attest to their dysfunctional nature. Yet while India’s urban centres can be hard to love, they are key to the future economic health of the world’s second most populous nation.

    2016-12-05 |

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  • Let's build infrastructure for the future, not just today

    What goals are appropriate to government and what decisions should be left to the private sector? This bedrock question underlies most disputes in modern American politics, even when the issue is framed in scientific, economic or moral terms. However, one role that almost everyone agrees belongs to government is the planning and funding of large-scale infrastructure. Economic development, including the free movement of people and goods, cannot occur without adequate ports, airports, roads, bridges and subways.

    2016-12-01 |

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  • Physical-environment checklist leads to sharp drop in inpatient suicides in VA

    A new study shows a sharp decline in suicides at Veterans Affairs inpatient mental health units from 2000 to 2015, thanks to the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist. The checklist, introduced in VA in 2007 and in use at more than 150 VA hospitals nationwide, guides staff in eliminating physical hazards on mental health inpatient units that raise the risk of patient suicide or self-harm. The researchers found a sustained reduction in inpatient suicides during the last seven years of the study period, with none occurring in each of the last three years.

    2016-11-30 |

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