Innovations in cardiovascular care from India: C3’s International Seminar with Prof. Dorairaj Prabhakaran

Hugo Mills
14 Oct 2021

Innovations in cardiovascular care from India: C3’s International Seminar with Prof. Dorairaj Prabhakaran

How should healthcare professionals go about explaining to patients what hypertension is and why it poses a risk to their health, when there are no symptoms and the patients feel fine? This was just one of several key questions discussed among attendees at the end of C3’s International Seminar yesterday, delivered from New Delhi.  Prof. Dorairaj Prabhakaran is a cardiologist, and Vice President...
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Hugo Mills
10 Oct 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021: The link between active travel and mental health

At C3, we’re dedicated to helping people make three fundamental changes to their lives:  Stop using tobacco  Approve their diet  Take more physical exercise  All of these habitual changes are crucial to helping prevent the 71% of deaths around the world caused by non-communicable diseases every year.   Exercise  There is a reason sports medicine doctor Jordan Metzl described...
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Hugo Mills
27 Sep 2021

Insight session in Abbeville for ASPIRE

In early September, we ran an initial data gathering session with members of the community in the northern French town of Abbeville in Picardy. As a partner in Project ASPIRE, C3 is engaging with 7 different communities across the south of England and the north of France to survey their environments using CHESS™, with a view...
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Hugo Mills
23 Sep 2021

Vaping & the workplace – A conversation with Martin Dockrell of Public Health England

E-cigarettes continue to be a polarising issue across the public health world, as was evidenced during an exchange between two public health experts at C3’s most recent workplace health webinar run in partnership with the Society of Occupational Medicine.  On Tuesday, 21 September 2021 we invited Martin Dockrell, the Tobacco Control Lead at Public Health England to speak to us about the often-divisive subject...
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Hugo Mills
16 Sep 2021

CHESS Walk in Brent for Prevention in Action

Project Prevention in Action was conceived of with a view to addressing gaps and barriers in knowledge among healthcare providers as to the everyday challenges that low-income, disenfranchised, marginalised populations experience, particularly those who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and/or people living with NCDs, when attempting to engage in healthy and active...
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Hugo Mills
14 Sep 2021

CHESS Walk in Abbeville

CHESS (Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions) is an innovative, data-driven community engagement process. Using the CHESS App, people come together to investigate their local environment, assess the factors that make it easier or harder for them to live healthily, and identify positive changes they can make as a community. It was created by C3’s Dr....
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Hugo Mills
14 Sep 2021

What’s the secret to effective community engagement?

Community engagement – the idea of working collaboratively with groups of people united by an interest, issue or situation, to address matters affecting them – is a term applied to all kinds of scenarios. It’s as much a part of politics as it is a part of environmental activism, social justice campaigning and indeed, it has been a crucial element of peacebuilding in areas recovering from conflict such as...
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Hugo Mills
01 Sep 2021

The impact of tobacco and alcohol use on NCD prevalence: a review 

The purpose of this article is to articulate the impact of high-risk behaviours including smoking and alcohol use on the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by conducting a rapid review. The studies included are searched from several databases such as PubMed, MEDLINE as well as the WHO website. Only literature published after 2015 was used.  ...
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