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    Are you a creative person who is passionate about helping charities expand their reach? Are you interested in how we can make it easier for people to live healthy lives? C3 is seeking an enthusiastic person to transform our online presence and to take us to the next level as a charity.
  • 06 Apr 2021
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    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.
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    Whether you define community as your local neighbourhood, your professional group, or your workplace, C3 has a programme that can help.

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Nurses addressing Oral Health

17 Nov 2021
Christine Hancock
Earlier this year WHO brought into sharp focus the need to address Oral Health - with its links to chronic diseases - and countries are urged to address those shared risk factors, and to shift their focus to the prevention of oral health disease and away from traditional curative approaches. 

We’re hiring! Join C3 as our campaign manager

17 Nov 2021
Christine Hancock
Are you a creative person who is passionate about helping charities expand their reach? Are you interested in how we can make it easier for people to live healthy lives? C3 is seeking an enthusiastic person to transform our online presence and to take us to the next level as a charity.

Obesity at work – how women suffer more 

25 Oct 2021
Hugo Mills
45% of employers in the UK said that they were less likely to recruit candidates living with obesity. Furthermore, people living with obesity have lower starting pay, lower co-worker ratings and lower hiring success. Read a summary of Institute for Employment Studies Stephen Bevan's talk about how women living with obesity are discriminated against in the workplace.

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

14 Oct 2021
Guest
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 of Research & Policy at the Public Health Foundation of India, Executive Director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi and Professor of Epidemiology) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He joined C3 to speak about the innovations taking place...
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World Mental Health Day 2021: The link between active travel and mental health

10 Oct 2021
Guest
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 exercise as a miracle drug in 2013. The physical health benefits are well-documented and unparalleled. Regular exercise slows the loss of bone density in older adults, decreasing risk of hip fractures. It decreases the risk of several cancers including lung, colon, breast, oesophagus and kidney. It lowers blood pressure...
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Insight session in Abbeville for ASPIRE

27 Sep 2021
Hugo Mills & Nathalie Vauterin
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 to reducing obesity and enhancing employability.

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

23 Sep 2021
Guest
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 of e-cigarettes. Dockrell began by outlining the consensus reached in the UK since 2008 on nicotine harm reduction following a contemporaneous report by the Royal College of Physicians. He showed that since the advent of e-cigarettes in 2012, rates of smoking among adults in the UK have...
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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.

CHESS Walk in Brent for Prevention in Action

16 Sep 2021
Hugo Mills
Project Prevention in Action aims to address gaps and barriers in knowledge among healthcare providers about 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 chronic diseases, when attempting to engage in healthy and active living.

CHESS Walk in Abbeville

14 Sep 2021
Hugo Mills
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.

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.

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

01 Sep 2021
Xinqi Yuan
One of the chief risk factors of NCDs is tobacco use, which accounts for over 8.7 million deaths every year, while over 1.2 million deaths are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke (Ritchie and Roser, 2021). In 2017, one fifth of the population of China, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, Bosnia and Greenland died from smoking.

The Gender Data Gap: how what we don’t know about women is leading to unequal health outcomes

26 Aug 2021
Guest
On August 26th of each year, the United States celebrates Women’s Equality Day. The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Its purpose is, in the words of former President Barack Obama, to “pay tribute to the trailblazers and suffragists who moved us closer to a more just and prosperous future“.   But what does a more just and prosperous future for women mean in the context of public health? It may surprise you to know that there remain some very significant disparities in health outcomes for women, compared to men of the same age, race...
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World Senior Citizens’ Day 2021

21 Aug 2021
Guest
World Senior Citizens’ Day is celebrated annually on the 21st of August and its purpose is to raise awareness of issues affecting older people such as health deterioration, as well as to celebrate the contributions of elderly people to society. According to a report published by the United Nations in 2019, there were 703 million persons aged 65 years or over in the world that year. The number of older persons is projected to double to 1.5 billion in 2050. The health of older people is increasingly important in all countries. At C3, our vision is a world where people aren’t dying of...
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International Youth Day 2021

12 Aug 2021
Guest
Today is International Youth Day, a day for bringing into focus and considering issues surrounding young people across the globe.   At C3, our vision is a world where people aren’t dying of preventable chronic diseases, because they are finding it easier to live healthier lives. We work to bring together different individuals and communities to create changes which help people:  Stop using tobacco  Improve what they eat and drink  Take more physical exercise  Each of these habitual changes are most effective in the young, firstly because they have more life ahead of them than people of other age groups and secondly because when we...
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“How Can Poverty Make You Sick When The NHS Is Free?” – Questions On Public Health Inequalities

11 Aug 2021
Guest
On Thursday, August 5 2021, the Royal Society of Medicine held the 85th event in its series on the Covid-19 pandemic, where it invites panellists from a wide range of fields to speak about their perspectives on the health crisis. This particular event focused on health inequalities in the pandemic. Hosted by Prof. Sir Michael Marmot, the guest speakers were Dr Habib Naqvi, Director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, Jo Bibby, Director of Health at the Health Foundation, and Dr Bola Owolabi, Director of Health Inequalities at NHS England. Speaking first, Jo Bibby pointed out that her research...
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Obesity is on the rise in France according to the latest epidemiological survey

07 Jul 2021
Nathalie Vauterin
Obesity rate in France Obesity has doubled in France during the last 25 years. The new national epidemiological survey on overweight and obesity by  Obepi-Roche (2020) presented last week by “la Ligue contre l’obésité” showed obesity has increased significantly since the last Obepi-Roche survey (2012), 8 years ago. The survey, which involved 12,000 French participants, is also the first report of its kind to study paediatric obesity. The medical definition for overweight and obesity is based on the body mass index (BMI). BMI is measured in units of kg/m2. A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight, above 25 is considered...
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Windrush Day 2021

22 Jun 2021
Guest
C3 today acknowledges the anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush at Tilbury in 1948. It heralded the enormous, the continuing, and the highly valuable contribution that generations of healthcare professionals of Caribbean provenance were going to make to the NHS in the UK, and without whom the NHS would not have been able to deliver its massive impact on the health of the nation over the past 73 years. C3 is proud to be involved in maximising the health of our nursing workforce, in all of its diversity, in 2021. We do this in a multitude of ways, most...
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As the nursing work force reaches breaking point, the time to act is upon us

17 Jun 2021
Guest
The biggest reason for nurses being absent from work due illness in England, Scotland and Wales is mental ill-health. In Northern Ireland, it is the second-biggest reason. C3’s nursing programme aims to develop strategies to promote the wellbeing of the nursing workforce. Our ongoing work to address the healthy weight of nurses has led to the significant consideration and analysis of nurses’ mental wellbeing. In 2020, commentary describing concerns about nurses’ mental health and wellbeing had reached a crescendo. A review of the literature describing the poor mental health and wellbeing of the nursing workforce was conducted by the Society...
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Webinar Recording: 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 Update

15 Jun 2021
Guest
Our Nursing Minds campaign to highlight the continued neglect of nurses’ mental health has sparked plenty of interest. Nursing Times followed up its own survey of nurses’ mental health with a news story on 9 April  about C3’s Policy Paper. NT’s survey had found that almost two-thirds of nurses felt their mental health had deteriorated during the pandemic and that national well-being support was still not good enough. This was followed the next week in NT by a comment piece by Tom Sandford, author of the policy paper. Tom wrote: ‘I look forward to us all having the confidence to...
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Christine Hancock addresses the George Institute on tobacco

04 Jun 2021
Guest
  On Thursday the 3rd of June, 2021, C3’s CEO, Christine Hancock joined the George Institute for Global Health to give a talk on: ‘Smoking in the time of COVID: Challenges and opportunities in Australia and the United Kingdom’ to mark World No Tobacco Day 2021. Speaking alongside others including Prof. Martin McKee of LSHTM and Dr. Sarah White at the Cancer Council Victoria, she touched on a number of issues including the effects of tobacco addiction pushing economically vulnerable people into poverty, and the still-high profile of smoking as an associated risk factor in premature deaths in the UK....
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Public & global health careers in the post-Covid era

02 Jun 2021
Guest
As a global shift in careers and work takes place, largely triggered by COVID-19, many young people are evaluating where they currently are and where they wish to go. This is especially prevalent in the public and global health space where there has been a huge expansion in the availability of, and interest in, jobs related to this field. The interest comes from those already working who are looking to transition into the space from another field, students still in academia or recent graduates looking for their first role. Greg Martin, a Specialist in Public Health Medicine, runs a YouTube...
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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.

Dementia Awareness Week

17 May 2021
Guest
Over a million people are currently living with dementia in the United Kingdom. Memory problems are one of a number of symptoms that people with dementia may experience. Others include difficulties with planning, thinking things through, struggling to keep up with a conversation, and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t just affect older people. Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia. This is called early-onset or young-onset dementia. Dementia’s risk factors The seven main risk-factors of dementia are: Diabetes Midlife high blood pressure Midlife obesity Physical...
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Project ASPIRE: Wimereux

05 May 2021
Guest
CHESS™ (Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions) is an innovative, data-driven community engagement process. Through CHESS™, people come together to investigate their local environment using a CHESS™ App, assess the factors that make it easier or harder to live healthily, and identify changes they can make as a community to live healthier lives. It was created by C3’s Dr. Denise Stevens and includes a mobile tool that equips local communities in identifying and mapping the barriers they face every day when making choices about diet, activity and healthy living.  With Project ASPIRE, C3 is engaging with 7 different communities across the South of England and...
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Focus on ASPIRE in the town of Ham

26 Apr 2021
Guest
CHESS™ (Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions) is an innovative, data-driven community engagement process. Through CHESS™, people come together to investigate their local environment using a CHESS™ App, assess the factors that make it easier or harder to live healthily, and identify changes they can make as a community to live healthier lives. It was created by C3’s Dr. Denise Stevens and includes a mobile tool that equips local communities in identifying and mapping the barriers they face every day when making choices about diet, activity and healthy living.  With Project ASPIRE, C3 is engaging with 7 different communities across the South of England and the North of France to...
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In Focus: CHESS Walk in Boscombe

16 Apr 2021
Guest
CHESS (Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions) is an innovative, data-driven community engagement process. Through CHESS, people come together to investigate their local environment using a CHESS App, assess the factors that make it easier or harder to live healthily, and identify changes they can make as a community to live healthier lives. It was created by C3’s Dr. Denise Stevens and includes a mobile tool that equips local communities in identifying and mapping the barriers they face every day when making choices about diet, activity and healthy living.  Project ASPIRE With Project ASPIRE, C3 is engaging with 7 different communities across the...
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On the issue of nurses’ mental health, the NHS is all talk and no action

13 Apr 2021
Guest
The Lay of the Land Commentary on concerns about nurses’ mental health and well-being has reached a crescendo. This started in the spring of 2020 with the RCN Foundation funded Society of Occupational Medicine review of the breadth of the literature describing the poor mental health and wellbeing of the nursing workforce. It progressed through to the RCN Foundation commissioning Suzie Bailey, the Kings Fund director of leadership, to review that related literature from a leadership perspective. Her report, The Courage of Compassion, published in September 2020, set out an action plan to direct a series of related recommendations. They...
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Better Health Programme Malaysia

09 Apr 2021
Guest
C3 has had the wonderful opportunity to work with an amazing team of 4 Malaysian public health professionals – all women! The Better Health Programme Malaysia (BHP MYS) is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the delivery partners include PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the Malaysian Ministry of Health. BHP Malaysia involves a community-driven, bottom-up approach to improve health literacy through the use of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) who want to promote healthy living and modify the obesogenic environment for the urban poor. NCD Prevention C3 has been providing technical guidance to the team...
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CHESS Walk Aylesham: A Closer Look At The Work C3 Is Doing In Communities

07 Apr 2021
Guest
CHESS (Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions) is an innovative, data-driven community engagement process. Through CHESS, people come together to investigate their local environment using a CHESS App, assess the factors that make it easier or harder to live healthily, and identify changes they can make as a community to live healthier lives. It was created by C3’s Dr. Denise Stevens and includes a mobile tool that equips local communities in identifying and mapping the barriers they face every day when making choices about diet, activity and healthy living.  Project ASPIRE With Project ASPIRE, C3 is engaging with 7 different communities across the South of England and the North of...
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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.

Nursing minds: A response to the escalating concerns about nurses’ mental health and wellbeing

30 Mar 2021
Tom Sandford
Mental health related sickness absence is the biggest cause of nurses being absent from work because of illness/ill health in England, Scotland and Wales and the second biggest cause in Northern Ireland. Why isn't more being done? C3 interviewed 15 thought leaders for their insights on why more progress hasn't been made and their recommendations for what we should do now.

“What Can We Do About Rising Obesity?” Chris Whitty’s Lecture at Gresham College

26 Mar 2021
Hugo Mills
Recently, England’s Chief Medical Officer gave a speech to audience members attending a series of lectures around public health at London’s Gresham College. Prof. Chris Whitty opened by noting that people should feel absolutely no shame or embarrassment about obesity. It is purely something to be concerned about from a medical point of view and it was through this lens that he would be discussing the subject. He began his presentation by stating the urgency of the situation: obesity in the UK has increased from 15% of the population to 26% of the population in just two decades. The Association...
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The way governments deal with childhood obesity is flawed: here’s how to fix that

16 Mar 2021
Nathalie Vauterin
The challenge  Obesity threatens public health and is associated with decreased life expectancy and quality of life. Childhood obesity mostly continues into adulthood and leads to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer at a younger age. Moreover, with the worldwide spread of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), obesity and impaired metabolic health emerged as important determinants of severe COVID-19 illness [1]. Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016 with a prevalence among this age range from just 4% in 1975 to just over 18% in 2016 [2]. Once considered a high-income country problem, the prevalence of childhood obesity is now rising in low- and middle-income countries despite continuing levels  of undernutrition...
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The ASPIRE project: Obesity and unemployment – what’s the link?

04 Jan 2021
Sarah Clarke
C3 is pleased to be one of 14 organisations from across Southern England and Northern France aiming to holistically address obesity and unemployment via ASPIRE (Adding to Social capital and individual Potential In disadvantaged REgions). This €10 million Interreg VA Channel project has been awarded more than €7 million by the European Regional Development Fund and runs from September 2019 to February 2023. C3 will be using its innovative mobile tool, CHESS, in 7 sites across England and France.

Nursing Minds Survey

10 Nov 2020
Lauren Aucoin
As part of our project Nursing Minds, C3 has conducted surveys with 248 respondents about their experiences in nursing and the intersection of nursing and mental health.

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. 

Meet our first 4 nominees for C3 Esteem!

01 Oct 2020
Sarah Clarke
We are proud to announce our first four nominees for C3 ESTEEM, our new initiative to capture and recognise nurses’ achievements during the pandemic and its aftermath. We are seeking nominations for individuals or teams who, during COVID-19, are exemplifying “nurses for health” and doing great things to support healthy lives for themselves, their colleagues, patients, families, or others in their communities.

Nursing Minds Project Update

23 Sep 2020
Lauren Aucoin
Nursing Minds is one of C3 Collaborating for Health (C3)’s current projects working to support the mental health needs of UK nurses and midwives.

Nursing Minds: A project supporting nurses’ mental health

20 Aug 2020
Tom Sandford
We're concerned about the escalating evidence that the mental health of our UK nurses is at risk and that more needs to be done to support them. Nursing Minds will engage nurses and leaders in developing a mental health toolkit and exploring barriers to and facilitators of protecting the mental wellbeing of heroic nurses during COVID-19 and beyond.

Download our 2019 annual review

07 Aug 2020
Sarah Clarke
Download our annual review to read more about our successes, future plans, financial report, and ways you can get involved in making the healthy way the only way to live.

Autumn 2020 Workplace Health Seminar Programme

07 Aug 2020
Elisabeth Morgans
C3 is thrilled to be launching its brand new series of online Workplace Health Breakfast seminars this Autumn in partnership with the Society of Occupational Medicine and RAND Europe.

Menopause and NCDs – is there a link?

28 May 2020
Amanda Jarosik
Because the menopause is so often misunderstood or overlooked, women going through it often don’t know how it affects their body, and that they may be at higher risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This blog attempts to shed some light on the link.

Florence Nightingale: COVID-19 and Nursing

11 May 2020
Christine Hancock
2020 is Florence Nightingale's bicentennial year, designated by World Health Organisation (WHO) as the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Announced early last year, WHO can have little idea how 2020 would start for the world’s nurses. As COVID-19 sweeps across every continent, a very contagious virus with no cure and little treatment, the skills of nurses are shown to the world as rarely before.

The rainbows of COVID-19

20 Apr 2020
Christine Hancock
Coronavirus has moved rapidly from China through South East Asia and into Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.  Each country has tackled the pandemic in its own but different ways and research studies are being quoted to justify different approaches.  However, some of the facts now emerging are pointing to problems that will outlive the virus, which we need to remember.

COVID-19 and Chronic disease

23 Mar 2020
Christine Hancock
Just 2 weeks ago we at C3 were moving forward with a fairly packed agenda of innovative ideas to prevent chronic (non-communicable) disease or NCDs. While we all worry about the impact of the virus on our friends and families we will also take the time to reflect on our work.

Smoking, vaping and you – is vaping a real way to quit?

09 Mar 2020
Amanda Jarosik
Although not as nationally renowned as Christmas or Easter, National No Smoking Day (11 March), is a day worth celebrating. C3's intern, a US university student, shares the differences between the smoking and vaping culture in the US and UK. Here in the UK, e-cigarettes seem to be advertised largely as a healthier alternative to smoking and a way to achieve smoking cessation. In the US, however, the story is quite different.

The mental health & wellbeing of nurses

11 Feb 2020
Tom Sandford
Here at C3 Collaborating for Health, we try to look at issues that impact nursing, but which generally don’t generate enough mainstream commentary, despite being serious concerns for nurses and the health community. It’s remarkable that so little has been done to reduce the incidence of this distress.

Alcohol and cancer – are those pints a problem?

03 Feb 2020
Morgan Heileman
People tend to assume cancer is mainly passed down through families, but genetic factors only play a major role in 5% - 10% of all cancer types. In fact, most cancers are caused by DNA mutations that occur during a person’s lifetime due to environmental factors. Did you know that alcohol – even in moderation – has been linked to cancer as one of those factors?

Is 10,000 steps a day the key to a healthy lifestyle?

23 Jan 2020
Katelyn Steenvoorden
With 10,000 steps as the goal for healthy living, we might assume that it’s the magic number to help eliminate our risk for heart disease, clear up our skin, give us the body of Beyoncé... right? Well turns out there is less scientific evidence to the magic number than we might think. Only now are researchers beginning to look into the effects of achieving 10,000 steps a day.

C3’s 5 tips for a healthy new year

01 Jan 2020
Ina Andersson
Each new year the Internet explodes with overwhelming advice about becoming better, healthier versions of ourselves. Here are C3's 5 simple tips for a healthy new year.

Promoting alcohol awareness at work – a win-win for all

02 Dec 2019
Don Shenker
A growing number of employers are recognising the benefit of raising alcohol awareness in the workplace – not because they suspect employees are drinking on the job, but because they believe it is just as valuable to promote a healthier relationship with alcohol as it is to promote a healthy diet and exercise. Not convinced? Here are 10 reasons why every employer should be promoting Alcohol Awareness.

C3lebrating 10 years!

01 Dec 2019
Christine Hancock
We're C3lebrating 10 years! See highlights of our accomplishments over the last 10 years and find out ways to become a part of C3's history.

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.

Meet Jennie: Health coaching participant

01 Dec 2019
Sarah Clarke
Jennie is a Registered General Nurse and joined NURSING YOU 12 weeks ago. Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is an exclusive (and free!) health & wellbeing app to help nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others.

Director’s diary: Understanding C3’s work

07 Oct 2019
Christine Hancock
Sometimes people say they don’t understand why we do certain things but we are true to our core mission to create changes that make it easier for people to stop smoking, improve what they eat and drink and do more physical activity.

Is it time for wellbeing providers to be accredited?

07 Aug 2019
Sarah Clarke
Google ‘Health and Wellbeing providers in the UK' and you will find over 40 million to choose from. Is it time for a system of accreditation for this burgeoning industry? Find out more in this article written by C3’s workplace health associate Jane Abraham and published on the People Management website. 

C3 speaks to 5,300 nurses at ICN Congress in Singapore

30 Jul 2019
Michaela Nuttall & Pat Hughes
5,300 nurses from 140 countries met at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress in Singapore. C3 enjoyed a high profile at the event, with C3 director Christine Hancock (former ICN president) giving a keynote and meeting with the WHO Director General.

“Nurses: A Voice to Lead Health for All”

13 May 2019
Christine Hancock
Florence Nightingale, the founder of professional nursing, was about heath and prevention as much as treating sickness, and the world needs her here now to preach her message.

Tasty, but healthy?

30 Apr 2019
Charlotte Langbo
Viewers have shared Tasty videos, BuzzFeed's "hands and pans" approach to cooking demonstrations, on social media over 800 million times. How are these videos affecting food choices and nutrition awareness?

C3’s letter to the editor

08 Apr 2019
Christine Hancock
Do we really have to suffer through exercise or can it be fun? C3's director responds to Barbara Ellen's opinion piece 'Let’s stop pretending exercise is fun. Like work, you’ve just got to do it.'

Director’s diary

25 Mar 2019
Christine Hancock
This was a really unusual and enjoyable week which started in the smart offices of a multinational finance company where I was supporting a successful small business which shares our passion for health and wellbeing.

Director’s diary: Think BIG

01 Mar 2019
Christine Hancock
No sign of Spring yet in London but this week has been full of optimism with wonderful people offering us their time and support as well as amazing belief that we should think really BIG!

How does C3 partner with communities to improve health?

29 Jan 2019
Sarah Clarke
What makes C3's community-engagement programme unique? An innovative, evidence-based approach that shifts decision-making to local communities by engaging them as ‘citizen scientists’ in an investigation about their health and the built environment.

Director’s diary

27 Jan 2019
Christine Hancock
C3's director Christine Hancock details the interesting organisations she's met this week in her inaugural "Director's Diary" post.

Coffee To Go: Friend or Foe?

09 Jan 2019
Jena Yang
C3's intern reflects on her habits and explores if there is a link between frequent caffeine consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

The Health of our High Streets

17 Dec 2018
Sophie Kosky-Hensman
A new report tells us that Britain’s High Streets are getting unhealthier. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) studied 70 major UK towns and cities, and measured the healthiness of different types of shops and businesses on the high street.

Complex is not the same as complicated!

03 Dec 2018
Liz Morgans
How can we get to actionable, sustainable, and cost-effective ways of preventing NCDs? Why complex is not the same as complicated, and the different thinking we need to address complex challenges and systems thinking in relation to non-communicable disease.

Experiences of an American in London – Vaping and smoking culture

01 Nov 2018
Laura Funk
As a twenty-year-old in an age group at risk of developing these habits, I can confidently attest that factors such as the flavoured e-liquid, an emphasis on vaping being ‘healthier’ than smoking and the misconception that vaping is not addictive really has an effect on young people.

C3’s promise for ‘my heart, for your heart, for all our hearts’

29 Sep 2018
C3 team
Every year on 29 September the World Heart Federation raises awareness of cardiovascular disease through World Heart Day. This year they are asking everyone to make a promise (or more!) of how they will take simple steps to live healthier lives. Here are C3's six promises. 

She did it! Thanks for your support!

24 Sep 2018
Sarah Clarke
Our thanks to the over 120 generous donors who supported C3's Trustee, Caroline Stanger, and her walking partner Dr Lizzie Tuckey as they took on the Marathon Walk London!

C3’s Trustee needs your support!

17 Sep 2018
Sarah Clarke
C3's Trustee, Caroline Stanger, is raising money for C3 by walking the London Marathon Walk on Saturday 22 September 2018. Any amount you can contribute is greatly appreciated. The money raised will help C3 continue to combat chronic disease through our programmes, events and global knowledge sharing.

Partnering for Impact: what kinds of collaboration are needed to tackle NCDs?

13 Sep 2018
Primary Care International
As Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) campaigners gear up for the 3rd UN High Level Meeting on NCDs later this month, C3's partners Primary Care International have been challenging everyone to make sense of the rhetoric around ‘multi-stakeholder collaboration’ and ‘multi-sector working’.

Community Engagement in Tower Hamlets

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

Selena’s story

25 Jul 2018
Selena
From 2015 to 2017, the Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses (WIN.) engaged with over 400 nurses in England to design initiatives to help nurses to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Selena is a burns and plastic reconstruction specialist nurse, and was one of WIN.’s most active participants. Here is her story.