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Evidence based strategies to enable health promoting housing and communities in the private sector

Evidence based strategies to enable health promoting housing and communities in the private sector

Stewart, Jill Louise (2006) Evidence based strategies to enable health promoting housing and communities in the private sector. PhD thesis, University of Greenwich.

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Abstract

This work contains 18 publications exploring evidence based strategies to enable health promoting housing and communities in the private sector. It examines housing’s contribution to health in the public health agenda; policy priorities and arrangements to deliver healthier housing; partnership working and health outcomes in housing; and measuring evidence of health gain in housing from practitioner interventions and has required a multi-method research programme of theory and practice including case studies, focus groups, comparative studies, telephone and face-to-face interviews/semi-structured discussion in a variety of settings.

The work consolidates housing and public health policies, exploring their wider ideological shaping. It particularly focuses on New Labour policies since the launch of the current public health agenda in delivering new evidence-based interventions. These rely on a new relationship between government (as governance) and communities to deliver health improvement and to address health inequalities through partnership working, although barriers remain. Simultaneously, policy developments in private sector housing renewal have emphasised personal responsibility in the sector, and focus more closely on meeting individual and community need. The current situation can present something of a dilemma between seeing housing as a health determinant or as a commercial asset for both owner-occupiers and private sector landlords.

The work brings together different sets of literature and fields of research which link housing and health in the private sector, and also different elements of policy as part of the government’s emphasis on joined up government, finding that although the strategic public health frameworks are in place, there remains pressure for organisations to revert to core activities.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: uk.bl.ethos.441609
Uncontrolled Keywords: health promotion, housing, communities, private sector, public health, public health policy, New Labour, housing and health,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Health Development
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 12:58
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6310

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