Innovations in measurement

WHO Kobe Centre (WKC) is working with scientists, government officials, international agencies and community groups around the world to develop innovative methods and standards for monitoring and evaluating urban health. The Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART) released in 2010 is a prime example.

At WHO Kobe Centre, we continue to strive to provide policy makers with metrics to help tackle old and new challenges to health equity in their cities. Current initiatives include:

1. developing a benchmark system in Japan to monitor healthy ageing
2. defining indicators for evaluating age-friendliness of cities
3. exploring the creation of a global urban health index.

Expert Consultation: Impact Assessment as a tool for Multisectoral Action for Health

On 20-22 June 2012, international experts, policy-makers and academics gathered at the WHO Centre for Health Development in Kobe to examine tools that will assist policy-makers to promote and sustain MSA. Impact assessment has the potential to empower the health sector to develop an effective and mutually beneficial relationship with other sectors to coordinate action for health.

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