Regional perspectives on public health

Sara McLafferty, Alan T. Murray

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Spatial and locational dimensions of public health are attracting increasing attention among regional scientists whose analytic methods and frameworks can provide valuable insights into well-being challenges. Regional economic, demographic, and environmental processes are critically important to people’s health and access to health care. Such effects can be modeled and analyzed using spatial analytics and regional approaches. This chapter reviews contributions by regional scientists to public health research and intervention. Research challenges and opportunities are discussed in several broad areas of public health, including health disparities, environmental health, access to health services, and public health intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Spatial Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Spatial Science
ISSN (Print)1430-9602
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9375

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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    McLafferty, S., & Murray, A. T. (2017). Regional perspectives on public health. In Advances in Spatial Science (9783319505466 ed., pp. 161-173). (Advances in Spatial Science; No. 9783319505466). Springer International Publishing.