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About Swansea Healthy City

Find out who is involved in the partnership, the core aims and themes of the Healthy City and case studies.

Healthy City Network

The World Health Organisation Healthy City network is a global movement consisting of cities that are committed to health and sustainable development. In the European network there are approximately one hundred cities across Europe that have achieved Healthy City status. Swansea is one of 28 cities in the UK that have achieved Healthy City status. 

The European network has been in place for twenty seven years. The network operates in five year phases and Swansea received designation in Phase V.

Phase VI runs from 2014-2018. The overarching themes for the phase are:

  • improving health for all and reducing health inequities; and
  • improving leadership and participatory governance for health.

PDF Document Phase VI (2014–2018) of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network: goals and requirements (PDF, 482KB)Opens new window

PDF Document Healthy City Swansea Phase VI aims (PDF, 54KB)Opens new window

Structure of Swansea Healthy City

Swansea Healthy City is formed of a number of partners who all work together on different aspects of the core aims and themes. Partners involved in the programme already include the City and County of Swansea, Swansea Bay University Health Board, Swansea University, Mid and West Wales Fire Service, South Wales Police, Swansea Council for Voluntary Services. It is hoped that new partners will get involved during Phase VI.

Different partners often work on the separate parts of the network in Swansea and are able to add their own expertise to the projects that are carried out. The different strands all feed into the Healthy City Board who overseas Swansea Healthy City. 

PDF Document Strands, projects and structure of the Swansea Healthy City Board (PDF, 87KB)Opens new window


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