• 29 Mar 2023
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    C3 collaborated with ASPIRE partner Vivons en Forme (VIF) to create resources that makes it easier for organisations, communities and individuals to make long term behavioural changes and lead healthier lives. From a healthy cookbook, tips for buying better food for less, workshops and more, C3 have adapted multiple resources on food, physical activity, sleep and wellbeing.
  • 13 Mar 2023
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    WHO and Health Education England have partnered to deliver a leading programme to strengthen health workforce leadership. On March 13th 2023 C3 Founder Christine Hancock spoke at at the programme's first seminar, alongside other leaders in health from around the world, as part of the Working for Health 2030: Building Health Workforce Leadership.
  • 13 Mar 2023
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    As part of ASPIRE - an EU funded project addressing obesity and unemployment in France and England - C3 in collaboration with our ASPIRE partner VIF, has written a practical-guide to help employers better understand and prevent weight based stigma, both in the recruitment process and within the workplace itself.
  • 09 Dec 2022
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    C3 was joined by Professor Srinath Reddy, founder President of the Public Health Foundation of India, for our next international seminar. Professor Reddy is an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard. We discuss why and how we should effectively implement the knowledge we already have, to prevent and control NCDs. This requires a bidirectional relationship between knowledge and action. It requires multi-disciplinary collaboration and multi-stakeholder participation in the research process. Community engagement is pivotal. With NCDs being the leading cause of disability and death worldwide it begs the question with everything we know, why isn't more being done?

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.

Diabetes and Oral Health

02 Feb 2024
Paige Cowan-Hall
Diabetes and oral health: C3 partnered with the Burdett Trust for Nursing to reduce the prevalence of type 2 Diabetes by engaging and training nurses on the bi-directional relationship between type 2 diabetes and oral health. Exploring barriers and ways to better enable to nurses address type 2 diabetes and poor oral health.   The aim was to:  Increase nurses’ knowledge and awareness of the bi-directional relationship between type 2 diabetes and oral health.  Explore how to enable nurses to enhance their role in addressing oral health.  Create recommendations with nurses to help them integrate oral health into diabetes prevention.  Present recommendations...
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One too many? The link between alcohol and cancer

30 Nov 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
For the 2023 London Global Cancer Week C3 Collaborating for Health and The George Institute were joined by speakers from the World Health Organisation (WHO), NCD Alliance, and Movendi International to explore the link between alcohol and cancer. Our panel of speakers (Dr Carina Ferreira-Borges , Maik Dünnbier, Professor Simone Pettigrew, and Liz Arnanz) are specialists in health, policy, advocacy, marketing, and behaviour change and discussed different regional responses in raising awareness of alcohols cancer risks, the efficacy of campaigns to decrease alcohol consumption in communities where ‘drinking’ is culturally entrenched and more. Watch now!

Nurses: driving oral health promotion 

18 Jul 2023
Pat Hughes
This July 6,000 nurses from 130 countries gathered in Montreal for the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress. As part of this C3 partnered with Colgate to focus their attention on the most prevalent non-communicable (NCD) in the world – oral disease. Exploring the difference nurses could make to the oral health of people of all ages worldwide.

Oral health: a C3 priority

21 Jun 2023
Elisabeth Morgan and Linda Phung
Tooth decay is the most common health condition worldwide according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019 yet oral health is frequently overlooked as an indicator of overall wellbeing. Moreover, oral diseases, such as dental caries and periodontitis, share several risk factors with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including sugar consumption, tobacco use, and alcohol use. In 2021 the World Health Assembly passed a resolution urging Member States to address the key risk factors oral diseases share with NCDs. The resolution mandates WHO to enhance the capacities of oral health professionals and recommends a shift away from traditional ‘curative’ approaches, towards prevention in family,...
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Why can’t we cut salt: is it time to switch the world’s salt supply?

17 May 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
When a slice of bread can contain as much salt as a packet of crisps what do we do? As part of World Salt Awareness Week C3 was joined by Professor Bruce Neal of The George Institute (TGI) and Mhairi Brown from Action on Salt UK, to talk reducing salt. Watch on demand.

The ASPIRE toolkit: make ASPIRE work for you

29 Mar 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
C3 collaborated with ASPIRE partner Vivons en Forme (VIF) to create resources that makes it easier for organisations, communities and individuals to make long term behavioural changes and lead healthier lives. From a healthy cookbook, tips for buying better food for less, workshops and more, C3 have adapted multiple resources on food, physical activity, sleep and wellbeing.

C3 joins WHO and Health Education England seminar ‘Working for Health 2030’

13 Mar 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
WHO and Health Education England have partnered to deliver a leading programme to strengthen health workforce leadership. On March 13th 2023 C3 Founder Christine Hancock spoke at at the programme's first seminar, alongside other leaders in health from around the world, as part of the Working for Health 2030: Building Health Workforce Leadership.

Obesity and weight stigma in the workplace

13 Mar 2023
Elisabeth Morgan
As part of ASPIRE - an EU funded project addressing obesity and unemployment in France and England - C3 in collaboration with our ASPIRE partner VIF, has written a practical-guide to help employers better understand and prevent weight based stigma, both in the recruitment process and within the workplace itself.

Professor Srinath Reddy talks “NCDs: why do we know so much but do so little”

09 Dec 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
C3 was joined by Professor Srinath Reddy, founder President of the Public Health Foundation of India, for our next international seminar. Professor Reddy is an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard. We discuss why and how we should effectively implement the knowledge we already have, to prevent and control NCDs. This requires a bidirectional relationship between knowledge and action. It requires multi-disciplinary collaboration and multi-stakeholder participation in the research process. Community engagement is pivotal. With NCDs being the leading cause of disability and death worldwide it begs the question with everything we know, why isn't more being done?

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

29 Nov 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
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 of the first WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age, that were launched in April 2019 and the update of the guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children, adults and older adults in 2020.

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
C3 and The Burdett Trust have teamed up for an exciting new project, Nurses for Healthier Communities (N4HC). We believe that the key to healthier communities are happy healthy nurses. That’s why as part of N4HC we have run a series of workshops and classes that support nurses’ mental and physical health and created a toolkit Download the FREE Nurses for Healthier Communities Toolkit – filled with bite-sized facts and resources to help nurses improve their health and wellbeing and support their patients in preventing chronic long-term conditions. To support nurses’ revalidation C3 has produced a template for nurses to record their...
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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.

Prevention in Action – PIA

08 Jan 2022
Elisabeth Morgans
C3’s project Prevention in Action aims to address gaps and barriers in knowledge among low-income, disenfranchised, marginalized populations and healthcare providers, around living healthily and making healthy choices. To do this we planned to invite local community members and health care providers to participate in our innovative community engagement digital health strategy known as CHESS™ in three communities in England, Ireland, and France.

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.