Tackling the Root causes Upstream of Unhealthy Urban Development (TRUUD)
TRUUD has been awarded £6.6 million (£10M total project costs) over 5 years, and will research two major city/city regions’ urban planning and development systems with a view to embedding the prevention of risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases and health inequalities in decision-making on planning.
We are one of four major Consortia Awards that aim to tackle the bigger picture factors behind the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - illnesses that can’t be passed from person to person - such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes. The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) has invested £25 million - four consortia awards and four network awards - into understanding and influencing the social economic and environmental factors that affect our health.
NCDs make up the vast majority of illnesses in the UK, accounting for an estimated 89 per cent of all deaths. These projects aim to deliver real changes that reduce the burden of these diseases on our health and social care systems and enable people to live longer, healthier lives.