• 29 Nov 2022
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    C3 was joined by Dr Juana Willumsen from WHO for London Global Cancer Week to talk: “Physical Activity: the benefits for cancer prevention” Dr Juana Willumsen is technical officer at the World Health Organizarion’s (WHO) Physical Activity Unit. Dr Juana Willumsen (Speaker) Technical Officer in the Physical Activity Unit in the Department of Health Promotion at the World Health Organization (WHO) Juana Willumsen is a technical officer of the World Health Organization in the Department for Health Promotion. Her current work focusses on policies to promote physical activity and developing the technical tools to support country implementation. She coordinated the development...
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  • 10 Nov 2022
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    During the pandemic health workers took a leading role in tackling COVID-19 in the UK, especially in vaccination and testing centres, begging the question, what role will community health workers play in the future of public health in the UK?
  • 10 Nov 2022
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    Urban health is one of the greatest challenges to public health of the 21st century. While many of the risk factors for NCDs (noncommunicable diseases) - the number one cause of death and disability worldwide - are concentrated in cities, so are the solutions, and many cities are taking important actions across sectors to prevent NCDs. 
  • 06 Jul 2022
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    How an empathetic, community-first approach grounded on evaluation and behavioural science has been vital to creating sustainable change and tackling obesity and unemployment in communities across France.

Publications & resources

We can conduct research and analysis on nearly any topic related to healthy behaviours, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and prevention. We then adeptly translate that research into actionable, plain English.

Our writing portfolio includes published journal articles, workshop reports, rapid reviews, scoping exercises, books and case studies. We’ve written for organisations such as Novo Nordisk A/S, the Health Foundation, PepsiCo, The Framework Convention Alliance, and the World Health Organization.

Below are selected writings from our portfolio. Contact us to learn more about our past writing projects or to discuss a potential project.

WHO joins C3 for LGCW – Dr Juana Willumsen: “Physical activity: the benefits for cancer prevention

29 Nov 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
C3 was joined by Dr Juana Willumsen from WHO for London Global Cancer Week to talk: “Physical Activity: the benefits for cancer prevention” Dr Juana Willumsen is technical officer at the World Health Organizarion’s (WHO) Physical Activity Unit. Dr Juana Willumsen (Speaker) Technical Officer in the Physical Activity Unit in the Department of Health Promotion at the World Health Organization (WHO) Juana Willumsen is a technical officer of the World Health Organization in the Department for Health Promotion. Her current work focusses on policies to promote physical activity and developing the technical tools to support country implementation. She coordinated the development...
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C3 meets the London Community Kitchen

25 Nov 2022
Linda Phung
On 8 November 2022, C3 travelled to Harrow and Wealdstone in West London to visit London’s Community Kitchen (LCK). Having started in a small church, LCK is now operating out of three London boroughs – Barnet, Ealing, and Harrow – where the H.Q. sits within a large community centre building. Led by Taz Khan, the space gave a feeling of community, hope, and motivation. The group spent the morning taking a tour of LCK, winner of the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2022, to see what all the buzz was about. In the UK more than 9 billion tons of food is...
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Partners unite to provide oral health education for nurses and midwives

22 Nov 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
PARTNERS UNITE TO PROVIDE ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION FOR NURSES AND MIDWIVES In a global first, Colgate has partnered with C3 Collaborating for Health (C3), the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF), and the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and elevate the need for oral health education for nurses and midwives in practice. The initiative is part of Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program and will combine an online survey with the development of an online continuing professional development module on oral health. The initial target countries will be Kenya, South Africa...
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Our Cities: the drivers of global health

10 Nov 2022
Sarah Clarke
Urban health is one of the greatest challenges to public health of the 21st century. While many of the risk factors for NCDs (noncommunicable diseases) - the number one cause of death and disability worldwide - are concentrated in cities, so are the solutions, and many cities are taking important actions across sectors to prevent NCDs. 

N4HC – Nurses For Healthier Communities

03 Aug 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
“An excellent initiative, knowledge is power, and as a nurse I am always supposed to be learning”   -Senior nurse participant, 2022 What is N4HC? C3 and The Burdett Trust have teamed up for an exciting new project, Nurses for Healthier Communities (N4HC). Working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic nurses in Brent, Ealing, and Harrow we will create a dedicated peer support network of nurses who will learn new skills, and work with their local communities. They will use their new knowledge to help their community better understand their health risks, and how to protect themselves from the complications of...
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Oral Health: The Realities and Opportunities

05 Jul 2022
Sarah Clarke
Oral health care is still widely neglected, expensive, and information on oral care is still very hard to find. Advocate Stephen Ogweno asked critical questions and offered suggestions for opportunities for the medical community to improve oral health.

Webinar replay: ‘What’s the deal with sugar?’

18 Mar 2022
Sarah Clarke
To coincide with World Obesity Day, Dr. T Alafia Samuels, an Honorary Professor at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica, and the former Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, CAIHR, UWI in Barbados, joined C3 to discuss what's the deal with sugar.

COVID-19: Supporting nurses’ resilience

20 Dec 2021
David Okoro & Michaela Nuttall
With funding from The Burdett Trust for Nursing, the aim of Supporting nurses’ resilience has been to acknowledge and explore the challenges faced by many ethnic minorities nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) living and working in the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, and Harrow especially during COVID-19. Read our report of findings and workplace recommendations.

Nurses and Carers for Health: Resource Page

22 Sep 2021
Michaela Nuttall
C3 engaged with healthcare workers through surveys and focus groups to identify what resources they would like to learn more about preventing major risks for COVID-19 for themselves and their communities. Here is a digital library we've pulled together in response to those requests.

What’s the secret to effective community engagement?

14 Sep 2021
Hugo Mills
How does one go about engaging a community? How do you build the trust, the sense of shared purpose, the drive, that gets members of a community, diverse almost by definition, on your side? To find out, we sat down with Zoe Keeping, our CHESS Plan Co-ordinator in Boscombe who is working with community members to deliver the actions they had identified as priorities as part of C3's CHESS project.

Postcards From The Edge: C3’s webinar on the lessons learned from Covid-19

16 Jun 2021
Hugo Mills
What have we learned from COVID-19? IBM, Land Rover, BP and Emirates executives weigh in during a C3 webinar. Discussions ranged from the way in which global airlines have suffered from world governments' lack of a unified approach on air travel safety standards, to understanding what is the 'acceptable' level of risk to keep manufacturing going, to companies mental health approaches, to the immense pressure that has been put on healthcare delivery systems globally.

Nursing Minds: Mental health toolkit

18 May 2021
David Okoro
Free, online tool designed by nurses for nurses through support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing. The toolkit includes information related to mental fitness, mental health and wellbeing, diet and nutrition, alcohol, finance, mindfulness, conflict resolution, relationships and much more. It was designed to be suitable for all nurses regardless of their specialism and where they work.

Webinar Recording: Finding new partners in the global fight against Big Tobacco

06 Apr 2021
Sarah Clarke
Are you inadvertently investing in tobacco companies? Watch Dr King and Gail Hurley describe the mission to broker innovative partnerships between the health sector and the finance industry – to bridge the staggering gap between those who suffer from tobacco and those who profit from it.

Webinar Recording: Work, wellbeing and the pandemic

13 Oct 2020
Sarah Clarke
What have organisations learned from the pandemic and how have they adapted? Watch the recording for our first online seminar featuring Professor Kevin Daniels, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), in partnership with RAND Europe and the Society of Occupational Medicine.

Webinar Recording: Covid-19 and the workplace – what is the research telling us so far?

13 Oct 2020
Sarah Clarke
The full extent of Covid-19's impact on health and wellbeing, particularly on employees, is not fully understood. Working from home, significant shifts in working patterns, and mental health impacts of Covid-19 and new organisational practices and expectations are just a few of the issues now facing employers and employees. What are the longer term implications of our new work reality? What practices should we maintain post-Covid-19 and what should be changed? Watch our recorded session as Steve Bevan shares the latest research around Covid-19 and the workplace. 

Webinar Recording: Mental health tips for nurses + their patients

01 Dec 2019
Christine Hancock
It's remarkable that ten years ago we wouldn't have been able to have this important conversation about mental health of nurses and their patients. C3, in collaboration with Pfizer, designed and delivered Opening Doors: Addressing the mental health of nurses and their patients as one webinar in a short series on prevention and management of chronic disease.

Report: Community engagement in Tower Hamlets

20 Aug 2018
Sarah Clarke
Download C3's report: CHESS™ on the Collingwood Estate, a C3 community investigation commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council as part of their flagship Communities Driving Change programme.

The Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses: Final report

26 Feb 2018
Sarah Clarke
The Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses (WIN.) was a bold, ambitious project tackling a sensitive issue: raising awareness of obesity in the nursing profession and engaging nurses themselves in how to address this. Download the final report and an infographic detailing nurses' access to food at work.

Report: International Sweeteners Workshop

21 Jul 2017
admin
In January 2015, we hosted a two-day meeting exploring sugars and sweeteners in relation to human health. Download our International Sweeteners Workshop report for a summary of the discussion.

Improving the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce

21 Jul 2017
admin
Download our report about workplace health and the NHS: a rapid review and areas for exploration; what good health can contribute to productivity; and a workplace health infographic. This work was supported through an award from the Health Foundation.

The who, what, where and how of healthy lives

21 Jul 2017
admin
We received an award from the Health Foundation to write a series about health and early years, children and young people, community and the workplace. Read the briefing papers today.

Obesity: perception and policy

21 Jul 2017
admin
Funding from Novo Nordisk in 2014 enabled us, through a commission by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), to publish a survey of policymakers’ attitudes towards and knowledge of obesity issues from 11 countries.