University of Liverpool - Health and the city

November 4, 2010

A £3 million study of urban health has been launched with European Union funding. The University of Liverpool project will address the lack of comparability in the existing data on public health across the Continent. Its aim is to produce a methodology for "collecting and analysing urban health data that will be replicated across Europe to ensure best practice", a Liverpool spokesman said. He added: "We need reliable health indicators that can be used to target cities, and will collect data on education, employment, environment and health issues, such as stress, long-term physical illness and risk factors for diseases."

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