Harnessing the power of the mid-life workforce to help employers, employees and society

We need to get serious about tackling the health and wellbeing challenges of the largest and fastest growing segment of the working population today: the 40 to 65 year olds.Read more

Are TLAs harming health?

As the debate continues about renaming non-communicable diseases (NCDs), C3's director asks: are three-letter acronyms (TLAs) harming health?Read more

International Breakfast Seminars: Happy 50th!

In the summer of 2017 C3 turned eight years old. Its series of international breakfast seminars has been going for almost as long, and June saw C3 celebrating its 50th seminar.Read more

Managing health in a refugee camp

C3’s Ina Andersson spent a month volunteering in the Alexandreia refugee camp in northern Greece, where residents are experiencing a number of health problems. Managing chronic disease is only one of them.Read more

Language needs to follow function

We asked our Twitter followers if they agreed with a Lancet article calling for a renaming of non-communicable diseases. It received such interesting responses that we invited our network member, Dr Charlotte Augst, for her view. Should NCDs be reframed?Read more

Nurses shine light on healthy living at RCN 50th Congress

Self-care and prevention were high on the agenda when thousands of nurses, nursing students and healthcare assistants gathered in Liverpool in mid-May for four days of discussion at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 50th Congress.Read more

Should a health intervention fit routines or disrupt them?

24 May marks the start of the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, a 100 day journey to 'get the world moving'. Virgin Pulse's Andrea Maltman answers the question of whether a health intervention should fit routines or disrupt them using evidence from the GC. And, don't forget to wish C3 luck as we compete in the Global Challenge again this year!Read more

Happy International Nurses Day!

12 May 2017: We at C3 congratulate the over 19 million nurses across the globe for the great work they do, and the opportunity they have to change the health of the world's population by incorporating prevention into their day-to-day nursing practice. Thank you!Read more

Physical activity: the miracle drug

When the UK’s Chief Medical Officer said ‘if it was a pill, physical activity would be the miracle drug’, she wasn’t exaggerating. Some of the benefits of being active – for just half an hour or so a day – include:Read more

A healthy weight initiative for nurses, by nurses

WIN. aims to explore whether nurses can be helped to maintain a healthy weight. Healthcare professionals, particularly nurses, are often hailed as ideally placed to tackle the global pandemic of obesity through frontline contact with patients.Read more