People and Place: Understanding a Research Program for Understanding and Addressing Place-based Health Inequities in Tasmania

B Churchill, T Doherty, E Hansen, R Eccleston

Published : 2012


This report reviews and assesses the growing scholarly literature exarnmmg the relationship between health inequalities and ’place’. ’Place based’ research analyses and seeks to explain variations in health and other social outcomes between geographically defined communities. This literature suggests specific socio-economic, cultural and environmental factors at the community level may undermine the effectiveness of policy programs which would otherwise be successful indifferent contexts. The report finds that there is an evidence base for the proposition that place impacts on health outcomes and inequities, as well as a literature which describes strategies for interventions and policies de..

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