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. 


The people behind the project: ASPIRE in France

31 Jan 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
Stephanie Gailiunas is a social worker and Naturopath and is C3’s Community Engagement Facilitator in Lens and Loos-En-Gohelle in France. As part of ASPIRE she has run workshops focussed on wellbeing, relaxation, and boosting self-esteem to improve community health. Despite the difficulties Covid-19 posed she managed to partner with local authorities and ran 20 workshops in 2021. Below she catches up with C3 about why she chose to take part in the ASPIRE EU project. What made you want to work with C3 on the ASPIRE project? As a social worker and Naturopath working in Lens, the ASPIRE project meets...
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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.

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.


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.