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Putting Asthma into Context: Community Influences on Risk, Behavior, and Intervention

Rosalind J. Wright and Edwin B. Fisher

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195138382
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0011
Putting Asthma into Context: Community Influences on Risk, Behavior, and Intervention

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This chapter examines the contextual factors related to the occurrence and risk of asthma, health behaviors, access to health care, and the design of effective interventions to reduce the burden of asthma. The latter is exemplified through the discussion of a specific community-based approach to asthma management: the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition.

Keywords: asthma management; public health; neighborhood research; health behaviors; access to health care

Chapter.  12476 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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