Urban HEART is a user-friendly guide for local and national officials to identify health inequities and plan actions to reduce them. Using evidence from WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health, Urban HEART encourages policy-makers to develop a holistic approach in tackling health equity.
The rapid increase of people living in cities is one of the most important global health issues of the 21st century. In this joint WHO/UN-HABITAT report, the latest information on urbanization trends and the pressing need to address health inequities in cities is presented. The report is aimed at unmasking and overcoming these health inequities in urban settings and includes practical examples and recommendations on specific evidence-based interventions.
The “Heat waves, floods and the health impacts of climate change: A prototype training workshop for city officials (WHO, 2010)” is a training package, which targets city officials as its primary users aimed at developing competencies in:
- understanding climate change;
- understanding how it impacts health; and
- developing means of adapting to climate change.