Our vision is to be a leader in creating a healthy and equitable European city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

Belfast Healthy Cities Phase VI (2014-2018) Vision & Mission

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leader in creating a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Our Mission

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
  • maximising partners impact on health and inequalities

Our Values                  

Our values are centred on:

  • good health is a fundamental human right of each individual
  • health inequities are avoidable and unacceptable and have consequences on all of society
  • good health as a valuable resource to families; social and economic development
  • health and well being is a shared priority for all sectors and whole of government

Ways of working

We deliver our programmes through: 

  • leadership & participatory governance for health
  • building capacity & training; direct access to WHO expertise 
  • research, evidence & publications 
  • innovative demonstration projects
  • influence policy

Action in Phase VI will focus on:

  • 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 

Download the Belfast Healthy Cities Phase VI (2014-2018) Vision & Mission