Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion
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Offering innovative methods for measuring and monitoring links between place and health, this book analyzes neighbourhood conditions and characteristics, people's perceptions of where they live, and behaviour from diet to smoking, drinking and drug use.
1. Neighbourhood structure and health promotion: An introduction.- Part 1: Understanding health as a matter of place.- 2. Neighbourhood context and mortality: An overview.- 3. Area effects on behaviour and lifestyle: The spatiality of injustice.- 4. Sociological perspectives on neighbourhood context and health.- 5. People and place: The interrelated connections between interactions, behaviour, relations, perceptions and space.- Part 2: Measuring and monitoring neighbourhood structure.- 6. Methods to measure neighbourhoods and analyse their impact on health: An overview.- 7. Access to health promoting facilities and amenities.- 8. GIS: A spatial turn in the health science?.- 9. Using GPS to measure the interaction between individuals and their neighbourhood.- 10. Mathematical approaches to analyzing area level effects on health.- Part 3: Neighbourhood and lifestyle.- 11. Vitamin G - Green spaces and health: Potential mechanisms and policy implications, and ideas for further research.- 12.  Socio-economic differences in physical activity: The role of neighbourhood factors.- 13. Building in prevention: Nudging towards physical activity and public health.- 14 .Rethinking exposure in area studies on social inequities in smoking in youth and young adults.- 15. Neighbourhood structure and alcohol and other drug use: Implications for prevention.- 16. Neighbourhoods and healthy nutrition.- 17. School neighbourhoods and obesity prevention in youth.- 18. Connecting gender, space and place: Are there gender differences in the relationships between the social environment and health-related behaviours?.- 19. From neighbourhood and health research to health promotion practice.
It has long been theorized that people living in poor areas have more health problems than their more advantaged peers. More recently, science has been testing this hypothesis, concentrating on the impact of the built environment on well-being and its contribution to health inequities.