The study will ignite membership of a healthier community; it will create cohesiveness and pride; it will drive improvement in existing health care services and create jobs and the need for training.
The study will enhance the profile of Ipswich and its residents and generate significant media coverage. Businesses will benefit from a healthy community and the study will give the city an international profile – a place where others building healthy cities will want to visit.
The study will provide an understanding of the impact of environmental factors on health and wellbeing; it will reduce the economic burden of chronic disease; it will demonstrate leadership in health at an international level; it will provide evidence for effective policy; it will create a high-profile opportunity to invest in community research.
International research community
The study will address the knowledge gap that currently hinders understanding of how neighbourhoods enhance or undermine human health, and reveal the impact of change on community wellbeing.