Our collaborative cross-cultural project connecting Pittsburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, includes visits between the two partnering cities. Two CHC staff members recently traveled to Glasgow. The Resilient Cities project brings public health entities in Pittsburgh and Glasgow together to address health inequity and help build a culture of health in Pittsburgh. Read more about the project here.
Here were some of the main reflections on our visit to Glasgow:
• Our Glasgow colleagues were very generous in hosting us and sharing their experiences of how our built environments affect our health.
• Conversations around coping with the consequences that resulted from post-industrial collapse was a central theme in learning about strategies and frameworks utilized to create sustainable solutions with resilient community members.
• We brainstormed about how to help regenerate our communities by invigorating a culture of health and preparing for the future of work by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach involving community developers, policy makers, physicians, researchers, urban planners, artists and community health workers.
• We returned home with unbound curiosity and an eagerness to gather our communities resources and experts to continue to develop people and place-based solutions for achieving health equity and establishing a culture of health in the Pittsburgh community.