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SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange

SALUS is an entrepreneurial global media, research, publishing, events and training organisation with a vision to improve human and planetary health through the global exchange of knowledge.

Our mission is to create, share and disseminate knowledge about the relationship between human health and the natural, built and social environments. We view the two great challenges of our age – the need to maintain and improve human health in the face of ageing populations and chronic disease, and addressing climate change through more sustainable management of our finite resources – as inextricably linked.

Knowledge exchange – events, publications and broadcasting: Complementing our congresses is our broadcast channel, SALUS TV, which disseminates knowledge and content, and makes the virtual experience richer and more entertaining. Our vision is to stream live and ‘on demand’ content to a global audience 24/7, featuring people, organisations, innovations and projects designed to deliver better health, and improving human and planetary health by design. 

The SALUS journal and online community: A resource providing a digital platform for publishing, mapping and archiving research, policy and practice in the field of designing for human and planetary health. In eight years, SALUS has published more than 6000 articles and abridged research papers and 2500 hours of video talks and posters in the field, collaborating with a global network of professional, academic and government organisations. 

European Healthcare Design Congress: Now in its tenth year, the Congress brings together interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners in health system and service design, technology and infrastructure. In 2023, the Congress was held in-person and broadcast online to 1000+ participants from around 40 countries. 

Healthy City Design International Congress: Launched in 2017, the Congress brings together leading researchers, practitioners and policy thinkers from across the fields of urban health, sustainable development and planetary health. In 2020 and 2021, owing to the pandemic, the Congress was broadcast online-only to around 400 delegates. In 2022, it was hosted in-person with live streaming for virtual delegates, and this year marks the first time the Congress has been held outside of London.

Research advisory: SALUS is currently building an independent research advisory arm. To date, its biggest commission was to produce a ‘Guiding principles’ document to support the development of Veraine, a planned new healthy community, in Pickering, Canada.

Health is made at home: In 2020, in a joint venture with Lord Nigel Crisp, former CEO of the NHS (2000-2006), SALUS published Health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs and broadcast a webinar series titled, ‘Building a healthy and health-creating society’, designed to promote ‘health creation’ in society. See www.healthismadeathome.uk.

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SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange People

Marc Sansom MBA
Marc Sansom MBA
Co-founder, Healthy City Design; Managing director, SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange
Andrew Sansom
Andrew Sansom
Editorial director
Laura Clarke
Laura Clarke
Marketing and design communications executive
Krishna Mistry
Krishna Mistry
Operations and marketing executive
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