Alessandra joined Impact on Urban Health in January 2020. She works to apply data and analytics to generate insights for the urban health programmes and communications, focusing on data preparation, analysis and visualisation.
Prior to this, Alessandra worked as data analyst with the Public Health team in Surrey County Council providing public health information, analysis, interpretation and insight to support the evidence base for Public Health functions. Here, she led on data visualisations and infographics, designing and producing them for projects across a wide range of policy areas.
Monday 10 May
Lambeth and Southwark’s Urban Health Index
This talk will cover the how, why, and what’s next for the recently developed Urban Health Index, from Impact on Urban Health (part of Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation).
Impact on Urban Health partnered with the Social Progress Imperative, founders of the Social Progress Index (SPI), to develop a Lambeth & Southwark specific Urban Health Index. The Index looks beyond economic indicators to understand the other important characteristics of neighbourhoods that shape health and wellbeing.
By layering data relating to different social and environmental indicators, we hope to build a better picture of the circumstances of people living in urban areas and how their environment impacts their health.
The Urban Health Index provides information on 68 neighbourhoods in Lambeth and Southwark and includes the most recent publicly available data. We capture data on 42 indicators relating to basic human needs, foundations of wellbeing and opportunity, viewable as an interactive scorecard for different neighbourhoods.