Behavioral Science Perspectives on Designing the Environment to Promote Child Health
In general, there is a need for large, well-integrated studies that both assess environmental characteristics and measure health outcomes in children. Results from these studies would demonstrate to policymakers the positive impact of thoughtful community design and comprehensive multilevel interventions on child health outcomes. This is essential for both the design of new health-promoting communities and the revitalization of existing communities.
KeywordsPhysical Activity Ecological Model Obesity Prevention Health Impact Assessment Multilevel Approach
Preparation of this chapter was supported by National Institutes of Health grant (HG002686) to Dr. Tercyak.
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