V. Key Issues: Population Health >> B. Public Health >> Determinants of Health >> Environment and Health
a. Natural environment
b. Built environment
Natural Environment and Health
Built Environment and Health
- Built Environmental and Health Research Group (Columbia University). BEH uses spatial data to examine the impact of the built environment, including land use, public transit, and housing on physical activity, diet, obesity, and other aspects of health.
- Prevention Institute. The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation. Highlights neighborhood-level changes to the built environment that can have a positive influence on the health of community residents, especially in low-income communities. The profiles demonstrate how health practitioners, community members and many others can work together to improve community well-being by making changes to the built environment.