In recent times, the benefits of independent community-led action have increasingly been recognised and, across social policy in Scotland, we now speak the language of ‘community empowerment’. But where do ideas start? How do communities equip themselves with the knowledge they need to make sure their efforts make the most valuable differences? And how can they get the information they need?
Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a community’s resilience than the actual physical structures of a city.
PHM condemns in the strongest terms recent Israeli violent actions against Palestinian people in the Gaza strip and in the West Bank, in particular the unrestrained use of force, including lethal means, against peaceful protesters, journalists and medical personnel.
On the 16th April, we held an event in London called “The Alternatives – Global Perspectives for Healthier Lives”. Our current system is failing to ensure good health and well-being for all. In light
The Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities met on 3rd May 2018 to discuss the relationship between fuel poverty and health inequalities.
The Intergenerational Commission was convened by the Resolution Foundation to explore questions of intergenerational fairness that have risen up the national agenda.
Six vanguard sites across the UK are working to transform their communities
A ten-step guide to communicating more effectively about UK poverty.
As part of its contribution to WHO Watch, the People’s Health Movement prepares a commentary on the meetings of WHO’s global governing bodies.
Concerned about the breakdown of society? Fear not: artist David Shrigley has a plan … Shrigley points politely towards the ridiculous and arbitrary nature of the societal strictures by which we all abide and from which he seems so blissfully free
Shane Ewen shows how great improvements in public fire safety are at risk in an age where successive governments are on a mission to cut funding.
Researchers have compiled a world-first conclusive synthesis of the environmental and social impacts of globalization -- using sophisticated computation to provide a bird's eye view of the displacement of wealth-driven consumption into offshore production -- highlighting effects such as child labor.
The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children's rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF's focus on children's rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously secret documents recently uncovered.
Economy expert Katherine Trebeck discusses her ideas for Scotland's post-growth future with the economist and former SNP MP George Kerevan and CommonSpace editor Ben Wray.
This is true when we’re trying to deliver to clients on time, and it’s true when we’re trying to turn the world toward cleaner energy, or open our doors and hearts to the less fortunate.
Let's do some math.
The state’s teachers go on strike, calling for a ban on tax cuts until education funding reaches national average.
Instead of ending its pilot project, the government should reframe it and expand it.
It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives.
By Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
Hammer attacks, punctured lungs, slashed faces... far-right groups inflicted a decade of violence on East London’s Bengali communities. In the deadly year of 1978 Bengali youth began the fightback.
A section of the London Marathon route saw an 89 per cent drop in air pollution on race day, according to new figures.
After eight years of budget cutting, Britain is looking less like the rest of Europe and more like the United States, with a shrinking welfare state and spreading poverty.
More than 6,000 fewer children would have died between 2003 and 2012 if England’s rate had been the same as Sweden’s, researchers said
The aim of the Innovation for UHC Collaboration is to find ways to leverage the transformational potential of these innovations and accelerate progress towards achieving UHC in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) in Asia and Africa.
A rousing documentary immersing viewers in the moving, personal journeys of seven grassroots campaigners from around the world as they attempt to harness the only force that can prevent catastrophic climate change: the will of the people.
Join us in Glasgow on Clean Air Day for a discussion on the air quality crisis in Scotland and Glasgow, one of the UK’s most polluted cities, the solutions for tackling it and the large health benefits that could be realised in the process.
despite being the dominant political story of our time, Neoliberalism is rarely discussed amongst the population. This 11-session course is a response to this state of affairs. WTF is Neoliberalism operates in two parts. Part 1 has six classes running from the 9th of May to the 18th of July (every second week). Part 2 has five classes from September to December.
During her inaugural lecture, Professor Devi Sridhar will take a closer look at the historical rationale for investing in global health, the role of governance in guiding this investment, how we can work together as a global community through international institutions and finally who pays for these efforts.
The public meeting will focus on the themes of wealth, household income and household expenditure and the Commission has invited a number of guest speakers, including the Poverty Truth Commission, the Resolution Foundation, and Jack Monroe (best-selling author of ‘A Girl Called Jack), to bring their perspectives to those themes.