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Neighborhoods, Health Research, and Its Relevance to Public Policy

Jody Heymann and Aron Fischer

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/9780195138382.003.0015
Neighborhoods, Health Research, and Its Relevance to Public Policy

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This chapter begins with a discussion of whether research on the health effects of neighborhoods will have an impact on public policy. It then discusses the barriers that research can help break down, past efforts to improve neighborhoods, challenges to conducting research, and addressing challenges to solution-oriented research.

Keywords: neighborhood research; public health; social policy; barriers; research

Chapter.  5161 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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