06 Jul 2022
Pride & Bias: the unseen obstacles in tackling obesity and unemployment
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.
06 Jul 2022
Ultra Processed Foods: Why Are We Eating So Much?
Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are on the rise globally. In the UK 57 percent of our daily calorie intake is from UPFs. Yet despite them making up more than half of what we eat, a lot of us don't know what they are...or how bad they are for our health.
05 Jul 2022
Oral Health: The Realities and Opportunities
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.
17 Jun 2022
Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is a free online platform that helps nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others. Created by C3 and Younger Lives, the Nursing You platform evaluates 4 key areas known to ‘drive or drain’ your energy, performance and overall wellbeing. These are physical health, emotional wellbeing and the work & home environment.
11 May 2022
NCDs and Ukraine: a hidden danger in conflict
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 is that of chronic disease also known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs). People affected by conflict are at high risk of developing NCDs (the number one cause of death and disability in the world) for many reasons.
27 Apr 2022
Obesity in US Army Soldiers: the Impact on Readiness, and the Military Health System
C3 Board member, Professor Tracey Perez Koehlmoos is a Director of the Center for Health Services Research, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She discusses the fitness of active-duty soldiers and the impact of obesity on force readiness and the US military health system.
07 Apr 2022
Climate Change and NCDs
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 74% of deaths worldwide. Together climate change and NCDs are a serious threat to global health. Are they linked?
18 Mar 2022
Webinar replay: ‘What’s the deal with sugar?’
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.
21 Feb 2022
Radical action needed to tackle racial health inequality in NHS
A recent report from The NHS Race and Health Observatory has reviewed the inequalities suffered by black and minority people within the health system. This damning report is incredibly important and needs action to be taken now at all levels.
21 Feb 2022
Food consumption trends in the UK
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).