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Belfast Healthy Cities

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

Healthy Cities 21st Century

What Is a Healthy City?

The World Health Organization has defined a healthy city by a process, not an outcome.

A healthy city is one that is conscious of the health of its citizens and is striving to improve them. Any city can be a healthy city, regardless of its current health status, so long as they are committed to health improvement and put in place the process and structures to achieve it.

A healthy city is one that continually creates and improves its physical and social environments and expands the community resources that enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.