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Local resources and health: Overview of knowledge synthesis

These fact sheets summarize the findings of a literature review on the relationship between health and the availability of local resources (e.g., parks, supermarkets, community centres, etc.) that impact our daily life. The fact sheets were created as part of an initiative by La Chaire de recherche du Canada Approches communautaires et inégalités de santé (CACIS) and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and l’Université de Montréal.

This series of resources presents an overview of evidence on the relationship between the physical, social, and mental health of urban populations in four distinct areas:

  • Housing
  • Food environment
  • Community life
  • Sustainable mobility
Local resources and health:
Overview of knowledge
synthesis — Housing
(2018)
Local resources and health:
Overview of knowledge
synthesis — Food environment
(2018)
Local resources and health: 
Overview of knowledge
synthesis — Community life
(2018)
Local resources and health:
Overview of knowledge
synthesis — Sustainable mobility
(2018)


The fact sheets include results from evidence reviews with moderate or high impact only. The full literature review results will be available in upcoming academic journal articles.


Use this resource to

  • facilitate a discussion with elected officials and decision-makers to develop, adopt and implement public policies promoting the health impacts of built environments, food security and community life;
  • support participatory action research to assess community-level factors that influence social determinants of health such as food access and housing; and
  • inform discussions regarding the use of evidence-based data to inform public health priorities and resource allocation.


References

Boyer, G. & Ducrocq, F. (2018). Local Resources and Health: Overview of Knowledge Synthesis – Housing. Montreal (QC): Chaire de recherche du Canada Approches communautaires et inégalités de santé.

Boyer, G. & Ducrocq, F. (2018). Local Resources and Health: Overview of Knowledge Synthesis – Food Environment. Montreal (QC): Chaire de recherche du Canada Approches communautaires et inégalités de santé.

Boyer, G. & Ducrocq, F. (2018). Local Resources and Health: Overview of Knowledge Synthesis – Community Life. Montreal (QC): Chaire de recherche du Canada Approches communautaires et inégalités de santé.

Boyer, G. & Ducrocq, F. (2018). Local Resources and Health: Overview of Knowledge Synthesis – Sustainable Mobility. Montreal (QC): Chaire de recherche du Canada Approches communautaires et inégalités de santé.

Tags: Community development, Food security, Housing, Methods & tools, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Public Health Organization, Link

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