About INHERIT (INter-sectoral Health and Environment Research for InnovaTion)
INHERIT, the Horizon 2020 research project, was about stimulating effective policies, practices and innovations that address key environmental stressors of health and the underlying causes of health inequity. It aimed to encourage us to modify our current lifestyles, characterized by ‘take, make, consume, dispose’ models of growth, to formulate scenarios for a more sustainable future, and to design, implement and test inter-sectoral initiatives to achieve the desired change.
INHERIT was a 48-month / 4-year (2016-2019) Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission
INHERIT published three policy briefs that provided policy guidance on critical areas at the heart of sustainable change:
A policy toolkit was also developed containing:
- three tools:
- A conceptual model to help systemic thinking for integrated governance;
- Four positive future scenarios of what Europe could look like in 2040;
- A database of over 100 promising practices in the areas of living, moving and consuming.
- ten recommendations - see toolkit page
- and an annex.
Ten Lessons for Good Practice for the INHERIT Triple Win: Health, Equity, and Environmental Sustainability report.
The consortium collaborated to produce key outputs and work, including a series of reports and events. A booklet summarising the key outputs was produced for the final conference.
Colleagues at the UCL Institute of Health Equity, worked specifically on the following publications:
- Environmental Research and Public Health: Providing Access to Urban Green Spaces: A Participatory Benefit-Cost Analysis in Spain. By Silvestre García de Jalón, Aline Chiabai, Alyvia Mc Tague, Naiara Artaza, Amaia de Ayala, Sonia Quiroga, Hanneke Kruize, Cristina Suárez, Ruth Bell, Timothy Taylor.
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Qualitative evaluation of the STOEMP network in Ghent: an intersectoral approach to make healthy and sustainable food available to all. By Marjolijn Vos, Maria Romeo-Velilla, Ingrid Stegeman, Nina van der Vliet, Ruth Bell, Wendy Van Lippevelde.
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Equity, Health, and Sustainability with PROVE: The Evaluation of a Portuguese Program for a Short Distance Supply Chain of Fruits and Vegetables. By Daniela Craveiro, Sibila Marques, Ana Marreiros, Ruth Bell, Matluba Khan, Cristina Godinho, Sonia Quiroga, Cristina Suárez
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Addressing Inequity: Evaluation of an Intervention to Improve Accessibility and Quality of a Green Space. By Kirsti S. Anthun, Ruca Elisa Katrin Maass, Siren Hope, Geir Arild Espnes, Ruth Bell, Matluba Khan, Monica Lillefjell.
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Effects of a School Based Intervention on Children’s Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Mixed-Methods Study. By Khan, Bell.
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Ten Lessons for Good Practice for the INHERIT Triple Win: Health, Equity, and Environmental Sustainability. By Bell, Khan, Romeo-Velilla, Stegeman, Godfrey, Taylor, Morris, Staatsen, van der Vliet, Kruize, Anthun, Lillefjell, Espnes, Chiabai, de Jalón, Quiroga, Martinez-Juarez, Máca, Zvěřinová, Ščasný, Marques, Craveiro, Westerink, Spelt, Karnaki, Strube, Merritt, Friberg, Bélorgey, Vos, Gjorgjev, Upelniece, Costongs.
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: The INHERIT Model: A Tool to Jointly Improve Health, Environmental Sustainability and Health Equity through Behavior and Lifestyle Change. By Nina van der Vliet, Brigit Staatsen, Hanneke Kruize, George Morris, Caroline Costongs, Ruth Bell, Sibila Marques, Timothy Taylor, Sonia Quiroga, Pablo Martinez Juarez, Vojtech Máca, Milan Ščasný, Iva Zvěřinová, Fimka Tozija, Dragan Gjorgjev, Geir Espnes, Jantine Schuit.