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The role of cities in improving population health: international insights

 

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The role of cities in improving population health: international insights

Cities are playing a growing role in population health improvement and have enormous potential to be health-generating places.

However, they also face considerable challenges and need to be governed in a way that gives all citizens the opportunity for good health. A report from the King’s Fund uses international case studies to explore the role of cities in improving population health and the conditions needed for success. The research found that although there is wide variation between cities in terms of governance arrangements, powers and resources, there are also some common themes.