Journal article

Health service access in urban growth areas: examining the evidence and applying a case study approach

Rebecca Madill, Hannah Badland, Billie Giles-Corti

AUSTRALIAN PLANNER | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Population growth, especially in urban areas, is projected to increase in the near future. In response, residential growth is commonly channelled into urban growth areas located on the suburban fringe of major city centres. There is a need for adequate infrastructure provision, such as health services, to meet the population demands in urban growth areas. Access to health services is a key social determinant of health, and having adequate access can help reduce health inequities. This review examines literature considering primary and secondary health services access in new urban growth areas, with a focus on Melbourne, Australia. Academic and grey literature were sourced and reviewed. Theme..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveability Communities


Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award


Funding Acknowledgements

RM is funded by an Australian Post Graduate Award, a Melbourne Studentship and a Windermere Foundation Scholarship for Nursing. HB is supported by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveability Communities (#9100001), The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, and VicHealth. BGC is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900).