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About the Partnership for Healthy Cities

The Partnership for Healthy Cities is a prestigious global network of 70 cities committed to saving lives by preventing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Vital Strategies, this initiative enables cities around the world to deliver a high-impact policy or programmatic intervention to reduce NCDs and injuries in their communities.

Expanding the Partnership for Healthy Cities to Respond to COVID-19

With COVID-19 spreading rapidly in urban centers around the globe, cities are at the forefront of the response to this unprecedented public health crisis. Additionally, those at greatest risk for the most severe COVID-19 complications are people with hypertension, diabetes, chronic lung and heart disease and other NCDs.

As of March 2020, the Partnership for Healthy Cities initiative has expanded and activated its network to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. By broadening the technical scope of the Partnership, we are providing cities in the network practical tools and resources for enhancing local efforts to combat COVID-19.

Areas of technical assistance include:

  • Disease surveillance and epidemiologic support
  • Risk communication and public information campaign development
  • Legal and ethical analysis and guidance
  • Public health social measures and other non-pharmaceutical interventions

If you have technical requests, please contact covid19-cities@vitalstrategies.org.

You may also submit a technical request using this form, available in English, Español, and Français.

For general inquiries, please contact cities4health@vitalstrategies.com.

The Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response sits within the $40 million Bloomberg Philanthropies Coronavirus Global Response Initiative. By collaborating with the WHO and Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, the Partnership for Healthy Cities COVID-19 Response is working hand-in-hand with the world's leading experts on epidemic prevention.

Additional Resources

Get the latest COVID-19 information from PreventEpidemics.org

Find information and resources on public education media campaigns on the COVID-19 Risk Communication Hub

Our Global Network of Cities