Health, Equity and the Built Environment: What do Healthy Communities Look Like?
by VDH, Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy on Sep 21, 2009
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Presentation by Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH at the 2009 Virginia Health Equity Conference. ...
Presentation by Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH at the 2009 Virginia Health Equity Conference.
Focusing on how inequities in the built environment – places where we work, live and play; transportation; food; and parks and green spaces - impact health, Dr. Frumkin described the dimensions of healthy communities and community design principles and the opportunities for effective interventions. He described the work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in promoting health equity through healthy places. He also gave examples of communities that are advancing health equity through healthy places.
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