UK Healthy Cities Network. Stephen Woods UK Healthy Cities Network Co-ordinator [email protected] www.healthycities.org.uk. The Healthy Cities Movement.
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Initiated by WHO in the mid-1980s as a small-scale project that aimed ‘to put health on the agenda of decision-makers in the cities of Europe’, Healthy Cities quickly fired the imagination of politicians, professionals and citizens worldwide.
It is now a global movement for public health and sustainable development with over 25 years’ experience of incubating new ideas and developing creative solutions to old and new challenges.
The primary goal of WHO Healthy Cities is to put health high on the social, economic and political agenda of local government.
Its aims are to:
*Denotes cities with WHO designated status
“An interconnected system of things or people.”
“Something resembling an openwork fabric or structure in form or concept, especially: a system of lines or channels that cross or interconnect; a complex, interconnected group or system; or an extended group of people with similar interests or concerns who interact and remain in informal contact for mutual assistance or support.”
Being part of an active and dynamic network
Overarching theme –
Health and Health Equity in All Local Policies
Caring and supportive environments. Healthy living. Healthy urban environment and design.
European Sub NetworksHealthy Ageing – Udine
Healthy Urban Environment - Glasgow
Health Equity - Belfast
Health Literacy - Liverpool
guide to global age
friendly cities 2007
the myths of
EUROPEAN SUB NETWORK
(DRAFT) STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN FOR HEALTHY AGEING IN EUROPE 2012-2016
EU – European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012
WHO - Work around the dependency ratio – A new model dependency ratio for European cities
VALUING OLDER PEOPLE – ASSET BASED
INSPIRATIONAL; SPREADING LIKE
WILDFIRE TO CITIES ACROSS GLOBE
COMPREHENSIVE: 8 DOMAINS
SILO’S OF WORK
TASK TO HARMONISE WITH HEALTHY
UK AGEING WELL NETWORK
Source N8 Research Partnership
Source N8 Research Partnership
Projected population with limiting long-term illness, 2011 and 2036
The old-age-dependency ratio is the ratio of the number of elderly people at an age when they are generally economically inactive (i.e. aged 65 and over), compared to the number of people of working age (i.e. 15-64 years old).
The old-age-support ratio is an important indicator of the pressures that demographics pose for pension systems.
It measures how many people there are of working age (16-64) relative to the number of retirement age (65+).
Asset based - their rights, their needs, their potentials, and highlight the positive social, economic and cultural contribution they make.
Developing a Pan Lancashire version - Charter