Marmot Places


Coventry is proud to be a Marmot City.


The Marmot Partnership continues to bring together key stakeholders from across the system to provide an ongoing strategic focus on health inequalities. In 2023, the partnership produced the Marmot Monitoring tool to describe the city-wide programmes of work aligned to the Marmot principles, delivered by partner organisations across Coventry to tackle health inequalities. The tool contains information on the programmes of work and interventions delivered by partners that support our residents and businesses, building back fairer.


In 2022 Coventry City Council was awarded funding in the first wave of the national a NIHR Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC) Programme. The Coventry Health Determinants Research Collaboration includes the University of Warwick, Coventry University, Institute of Health Equity, University Hospital Coventry, and Warwickshire, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, and local communities. The research builds on Coventry’s track record of cross-sector engagement to support the council and partners including the Marmot Partnership to better use the evidence base around the wider determinants of health develop a new collaborative research culture and capability in the city.


See also the January 2024 Guardian article on Coventry’s journey on how becoming a ‘Marmot city’ has underpinned their services, helping the council improve health equity.