International projects

At C3 our aim is to prevent chronic disease nationally and globally.

We collaborate with thousands of experts and partner organisations to develop solutions to some of society’s biggest public health challenges both in the UK and abroad.

All of our work is connected by a common focus (our mission): helping people to stop smoking, eat and drink better and be more physically active. 

Thanks to the strength of our national and international projects, we received the internationally-renowned Archon Award for exceptional leadership in advancing health in the world. 


ASPIRE: addressing obesity and unemployment

16 Feb 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
C3 Collaborating for Health is working with 16 partner organisations to deliver ASPIRE (Adding to Social capital and Individual Potential In disadvantaged REgions) – an EU funded project addressing obesity and unemployment in France and England through a holistic approach to diet, physical activity, and employment support. Why not try out the ASPIRE model? 

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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Engaging the world’s nurses in addressing chronic disease through oral health

03 Jan 2022
Elisabeth Morgans
Earlier this year the World Health Organization brought into sharp focus the need to address Oral Health - with its links to chronic diseases (non-communicable diseases or NCDs). C3 has convened a global group of nurse experts to discuss the issue of oral health, disease prevention, and the role of nurses.

Project ASPIRE: Wimereux

05 May 2021
Hugo Mills
C3 and community members took to the streets in the French commune of Wimereux to identify barriers to good health and develop an action plan for change. Read details about their findings and next steps, including plans to redevelop the children's forest.

ASPIRE in the town of Ham

26 Apr 2021
Hugo Mills
Community members of Ham are keen to identify solutions that will allow them to use the space around them to practice outdoor activities and acquire a better knowledge of the local food systems. Through C3's CHESS tool, they identified their communities' strengths and weaknesses and developed ideas for change.

Better Health Programme Malaysia

09 Apr 2021
Denise Stevens
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 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.


19 Nov 2019
Sarah Clarke
Through randomised control trials, Credits4Health looked at a new way to enthuse and engage people in Spain, Greece and Italy in their own health through an e-platform providing personalised support to help them do more physical activity and eat more healthily.

Global NCD Scorecard

18 Nov 2019
Sarah Clarke
Can we measure the global response to chronic disease? Yes. Our Scorecard evaluated 23 countries’ approaches to chronic disease from interviews with over 400 multi-sector experts.