Phase V

Each five-year phase of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network focuses on core priority themes and is launched with a political declaration and a set of strategic goals. The overarching goal of the current Phase V (2009–2013) is Health and Health Equity in all Local Policies. The three core themes are:

  • caring and supportive environments
  • healthy living
  • healthy urban environment and design

The Zagreb Declaration for Healthy Cities is the political declaration that supports phase V which outlines the principles, goals and themes of the Phase. 

Phase V runs to the end of 2013.  Work is already underway to evalute the last five year phase which will run into 2014.

For more information about Phase V download the WHO document: Phase V (2009–2013) of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network: goals and requirements.

Network Members

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Gulab Singh MBE
Adult Services and Public Health
Lancashire County Council


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Lisa Gibson
Health Improvement Specialist Local Government
The Leeds Initiative
Leeds City Council

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Colin Cox
Public Health Consultant
Manchester City Council

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Sharan Jones
Health and Wellbeing Manager
Nottingham City Council

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Stephen Hewitt
Healthy Urban Team
Bristol City Council/NHS Bristol

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Jonna Monaghan
Senior Health Development Officer
Belfast Health Cities

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Russell Jones
Public Health Programme Manager
Glasgow Centre for Population Health

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Natalie Pugh
Healthy Cities Partnership Team
Sheffield First Health & Wellbeing Partnership 

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Brighton and Hove

Annie Alexander
Public Health Programme Manager
NHS Brighton and Hove

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Sandra Davies
Associate Director of Public Health
Liverpool City Council

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Stoke On Trent

Judy Kurth
Healthy City Manager
Stoke City Council

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Susan Toner
Principal Health Promotion Specialist
Public Health Wales

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Nicola Morrow
Commissioning Officer,
Health Housing and Adult Services
Sunderland City Council

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Keith Gerrard
Assistant Director Community Engagement
Carlisle City Council

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Helen Wilding
Wellbeing for Life Development Lead
Newcastle City Council

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Nina Williams
Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Swansea and Bridgend - Public Health Wales

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Derry Londonderry

Eamon O'Kane
Derry Healthy Cities

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Rimple Poonia
Senior Manager, Health Improvement
& Development Service
Portsmouth City Council


East Staffordshire

Sal Khan
Head of Service Commissioning,
East Staffordshire Borough Council



Dr Rita Robertson
Director of Public Health
Warrington Borough Council

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Jonathon Fagge
Deputy Chief Officer /
Director of Operations & Clinical Transformation
Norwich City Council

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Paul Southon
Public Health Development Manager
Sandwell MBC

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Simon Clark
Head of Health Environment and Neighbourhoods
Chorley Borough Council

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Jane Muller

Associate Director of Public Health

Cumbria County Council


Helen Clay


Elizabeth Blenkinsop
Service Manager Public Health,
Health Improvement Team
Wakefiled Metropolitan District Council

The UK Healthy Cities Network is an accredited member of the WHO European Healthy Cities Programme

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