Intervention Area 3 – National Government


  • To increase receptiveness for, and inclusion of, health and health inequalities in Whitehall urban development decision making.


The intervention team plans to use evidence and advocacy to ensure that health outcomes and health inequalities feature in the Government’s strategic planning on urban development. They are particularly interested to explore how the wider determinants of health can be incorporated into government thinking as part of the Levelling Up agenda. They will apply a systems perspective to explore how economic valuations of health can be used to incentivise and shape collective decision making. The intervention aims to:

  • Increase health-centred resource allocation,
  • Enhance recognition of the economic benefits of healthy urban development in relevant funding streams,
  • Promote cross-departmental collaboration on healthy urban development, and

Encourage thinking about the wider determinants of health and health inequalities in the Levelling Up agenda.

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