Belfast Healthy Cities

Belfast Healthy Cities

24 Lombard St, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 1RD

Belfast is a leading member of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Healthy Cities Network, which currently has more than 90 member cities across Europe. Belfast Healthy Cities is a partnership organisation working to improve health and wellbeing by improving physical and social living conditions, and facilitating intersectoral collaboration. A key role for us is to test new concepts and ways of working, pioneering work on active travel in Belfast.  The approach seeks to put health high on the political and social agenda of cities and to build a strong movement for public health at the local level. It strongly emphasizes equity, participatory governance and solidarity, intersectoral collaboration and action to address the determinants of health.

Core themes for Phase VI (2014-2018) include:

  • Health equity in all policies
  • Creating resilient communities and supportive environments
  • Healthy Urban Environments
    • Child Friendly Places
    • Active travel
    • Older people
  • Climate change
  • Health literacy
  • Capacity for public health

Our mission is to promote health and well-being, provide inspiration and facilitate innovative collaborative action and good policies through:

  • leadership and learning from  the WHO European Healthy Cities Network
  • supporting research, sharing evidence and building capacity
  • introducing and piloting innovative concepts and approaches


Tel: 028 9032 8811