Welcome to

the International Society for Urban Health

Improving the built, social, economic, and physical environments to promote health, globally.
 

Why Urban Health?

As cities around the world adapt to rapid urbanization, attention to the health of urban populations is critical. Click below to learn about the challenges, health consequences and solutions that ISUH and its members are addressing worldwide.

Making Cities Healthier Worldwide

the International Society for Urban Health



The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) is a global organization committed to making cities healthier by addressing the broad determinants of health and health inequities.

The New York Academy of Medicine (the Academy) is the secretariat of ISUH. The Academy provides leadership and support to advance knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Our Approach.

How we improve Urban Health

As global trends like population ageing and urbanization underscore the importance of urban health, the role of ISUH will only become more significant as the pre-eminent global organization exclusively focused on urban health and health inequities.

Innovator.

Translate the science behind urban health promotion into practice, policy, and advocacy to improve urban health

Incubator.

Promote urban centers as platforms to test and scale evidence-based interventions that improve urban health and reduce health inequities

Convener.

Deepen cross-sector collaboration at multilateral, national and city levels to promote research, policies, and programs addressing the broad determinants of health and health inequities

 

What Makes us Different.


ISUH is the only global professional organization in the world that focuses exclusively on the broad determinants of urban health. ISUH understands that the health challenges and opportunities in urban environments are complex. They require interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, policy makers, practitioners, community leaders, and urban health advocates in sectors such as urban planning, architecture, transportation, housing, and environmental health.
 
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Cities are at the forefront of global health issues.


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Consequences

Rapid urbanization can lead to health challenges worldwide.

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Well-managed cities can transform a nation’s health.

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What we can do for You.


As global trends like population ageing and urbanization underscore the importance of urban health, the role of ISUH will only become more significant as the pre-eminent global organization exclusively focused on urban health and health inequities.

Network.

Network with thousands of key thought and action leaders concerned about urban health.


Build.

Build strategic partnerships to drive evidence-based action, inform policy change, and solve urban health challenges.


Share.

Share innovative practices and learning to achieve healthy and sustainable urban environments.


 
 
 

Who Comes Together.


ISUH is the only global professional organization in the world that focuses exclusively on the broad determinants of urban health. ISUH understands that the health challenges and opportunities in urban environments are complex. They require interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, policy makers, practitioners, community leaders, and urban health advocates in sectors such as urban planning, architecture, transportation, housing, and environmental health.
 
 
 

ISUH: Bringing health into all aspects of the Urban Dialog


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ISUH is the only global professional organization in the world that focuses exclusively on the broad determinants of urban health. Your membership can help us develop and sustain ISUH as an independent voice of our global, transdisciplinary members and strategic partners for health equity in urban settings.


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Cities are the main drivers of national development and present opportunities to transform a nation's health and wellbeing, so cities must be at the forefront of tackling the global sustainable development agenda.