Shifting the power in research with the Wellcome Trust
People experiencing the consequences of health inequities have the greatest potential to benefit from research, but often don’t have a say in what is studied and how.
While everyone can learn about, and be inspired by, research, the people most affected by health inequities have few opportunities to contribute in ways that build, support and sustain their communities.
That's why we're embarking on a landmark partnership with the Wellcome Trust, challenging current research practice and funding cultures to see how we can give power to communities and build an evidence base of good practice.
More than 20% of London’s road network capacity is taken up by freight, deliveries and other commercial vehicles. We're looking at how we can support businesses to use cargo bikes to make delivery systems better for our air quality.
We have partnered with community groups in Southwark to pilot how small grants awarded to individuals at risk of developing long-term health conditions could positively impact their health, at key points in their lives.
Market forces shape children’s health – Government can determine whether for better or worse
"It is impossible for individual people and individual companies to shift the entire direction of food environments – this is a collective problem that needs government intervention." Sarah Hickey, Programme Director for childhood obesity
In July, part two of the National Food Strategy was released. We respond, calling for Government to take responsibility for creating healthier food environments.