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Elevating Urban Health in Southwark and Lambeth - The Urban Health Index

In response to the need for a comprehensive social determinants baseline analysis and the creation of an evidence base for social impact investments, Impera, under the guidance of the Data Partnership Manager, was tasked with building a Social Progress Index (SPI) / Urban Health Index for the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth.


The objectives were:

  1. Develop a ward-level Urban Health Index integrating 50+ outcome datasets.

  2. Provide training for key staff to enhance data literacy and utilization.

Impera addressed the challenges through a comprehensive approach:

  1. Urban Health Index: Launched an updated Urban Health Index, Impact on Urban Health, at the ward level, amalgamating 50+ relevant outcome datasets.

  2. Training and coaching: Conducted training sessions for key staff to ensure effective utilization of the index. Provided coaching for the internal data team to enhance their skills and knowledge

The results had an impact for the organization and society. The new Urban Health Index served as a baseline measurement tool across Lambeth and Southwark, offering valuable insights into social determinants.

The Urban Health Index was publicly launched, fostering greater transparency of outcomes and contributing to data-driven decision-making.

Impera's work in developing the Urban Health Index not only addressed the immediate needs for a social determinants baseline analysis but also provided a valuable tool for evidence-based decision-making. The publicly launched data product stands as a testament to the commitment to transparency and the improvement of urban health in Southwark and Lambeth

Impact on Urban Health
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