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‘Public Health: know your limits’ – putting the public at the centre of urban health

Welcome to the website for City Health 2016, the fifth edition of the conference. The conference is returning to the venue where City Health International was launched in 2012, the historic Guildhall, at the heart of the City of London, and once again is hosted by the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum.

The programme for this conference will examine, through a critical lens, the increasingly complex relationships between policy makers, academics and researchers, communities and individuals, in a world where change is rapid and information technology has increased access to information, as well as changing the dynamics of communication and influence.

As in previous editions of the conference, the focus will be on the role of cities and how they can and should respond to and manage the needs of their communities, to ensure health and well-being are at the centre of policy and planning, in terms of the structures, services and support available. At all times the process being informed and underpinned by a thorough examination of the available evidence.

The conference has earned a reputation for high quality speakers, debate and discussion and 2016 will continue this, including contributions from politicians, leading thinkers in the field of urban health and well-being, those who develop and provide interventions and services and community and consumer advocates and activists.

The programme will consist of an introductory plenary session, high level panels – designed to promote interactive discussion and debate including the audience – and poster presentations, highlighting examples of good practice.

More details on the programme and confirmed speakers can be found here Information will be updated regularly as more speakers confirm.

The day will end with a drinks reception for all delegates, speakers and guests, generously provided by the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum.