The invasion of Ukraine has brought to the forefront the dangers facing those in conflict zones. Efforts by charities and humanitarian response often focus on the immediate dangers those in conflict-ridden areas face, such as physical injury and death, forced displacement, and food shortages, to name a few. However, one danger that is often overlooked... Read More
The world has been fighting Covid-19 for over two years, but there is another health crisis we still need to tackle, two actually, climate change and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Air pollution has been called the biggest environmental health risk of the 21st century. Whilst NCDs like cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, and diabetes account for... Read More
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.
Obesity is a global pandemic influenced by the food environment and individual choices. Obesity in the UK is amongst the worst in Europe with more than 60% of adults living with overweight or obesity. In England, 20% of year 6 children were classified as living with obesity in 2020 with a prevalence twice as high in the most deprived areas than the least deprived areas. Trends in food consumption are worth looking at as some are important factors contributing to rising levels of obesity (Eg: increasing consumption of meals out of the home).
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.
C3's community engagement approach has successfully helped communities reduce barriers to healthy behaviours such as diet and physical activity. What about reducing violence and anti-social behaviour? Follow along as we work with Ashford Community Safety Partnership to engage young people aged 16-25.
C3 and the Queen's Nursing Institute of Scotland are partnering to bring expert community nurses and C3's team to work with residents of some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. The goals: to help communities improve the healthiness of their environments, and to help the Queen’s Nurses better understand the health challenges faced in Scotland's poorest areas.