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A public health history of a forgotten corner of Kent: the Isle of Sheppey

A public health history of a forgotten corner of Kent: the Isle of Sheppey

Stewart, Jill, Smith, David M. and Gritton, James (2016) A public health history of a forgotten corner of Kent: the Isle of Sheppey. Environmental Health Research Network (EHRN) (3).

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Abstract

Andrew and Kearns (2005) note that despite increasing interest in the relationship between health and place, little attention has been given to the historical trajectories of particular places and the importance of history in shaping contemporary health experiences and provision. We develop this argument through a case study of Sheppey, a small island off the North Kent coast, examining environmental and socioeconomic determinants of its health history and how they informed early public health strategies. The article concludes by discussing the ways in which the island’s history and its island status inform contemporary health strategies, in positive and negative directions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] EHRNet Occasional Paper No. 3 [2] This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public health, local history, Sheppey, Sheerness, Kent
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 09:43
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15688

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