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More than half the world’s population now lives in cities. That is expected to grow to two-thirds by 2030. As global populations rapidly consolidate around urban centers, the scientific understanding of what this means for human health faces a new and greater urgency.

This book, published by Oxford University Press and edited by Sandro Galea, Catherine K. Ettman, and David Vlahov is the most comprehensive text available on the subject of urban health and the impact of urban exposures on human health and longevity.

Vital Strategies staff authored two chapters in the book:

  • City health departments: leading urban public health practice
  • The Partnership for Healthy Cities: activating urban governments as engines of public health practice

These chapters focus on how urban governments can become engines of public health practice and how the Partnership for Healthy Cities program has helped 54 cities address NCDs with proven interventions.

Learn more about the Urban Health book.