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Placing health: Neighbourhood renewal, health improvement and complexity

Tim Blackman


Where people live matters to their health. Health-improvement strategies often target where people live, but do they work? This book tackles this question by exploring new theoretical, empirical, and practice perspectives on this issue, anchored by major studies of England's Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy and the Programme for Action on health inequalities. It uses complexity theory to understand the inter-relationships between neighbourhood change, the emergence of states of health, and policy interventions managed using performance indicators. This is complemented by reviews of the internati ... More

Keywords: health improvement, Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy, Programme for Action, health inequalities, complexity theory, neighbourhood change, health, policy interventions, performance indicators, area effects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346117
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Blackman, author