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Has Boris Johnson got what it takes?

4 June 2008


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Looking at London, Glasgow and New York, a deeply committed and respected Mayor is a major factor in addressing social determinants of health in major urban areas, according to Sue Atkinson, a public health consultant and visiting professor at UCL.

At a public seminar on Tuesday 10 June, comparisons will be made between London, New York and Glasgow drawing out the similarities and differences, barriers, levers and enablers to improving health and reducing inequalities by addressing social determinants. This work forms part of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, chaired by Professor Sir Michael Marmot UCL Epidemiology & Public Health, which is due to publish a final report at the end of this year.

The event, a part of the UCL International Institute for Society and Health's 2008 Public Seminar Series, will be held in the Basement Lecture Theatre at 1-19 Torrington Place (entrance opposite Planet Organic). It starts at 5pm, and there will be refreshments after the seminar at 6pm. Attendance is free with no need to book.

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