Sparks Neighborhood Health Profile Indicators
Physical Built Environment
A great place to start:
In a group, gather the necessary information to develop a health profile of our neighborhood.
The challenge is to develop a “snapshot” of the health-protective and health-threatening characteristics of the neighborhood for your assigned environment.
Looking over our lists of health indicators, groups should identify potential sources for information on each indicator. What data sources are already available? What kind of observations or surveys can they conduct themselves?
4 Environments Assignment:
1.Provide a definition for each of the 4 environment types .
2.Then, identify possible protective and risk features shaping living conditions and thus health. Draw from the readings, the “Place Matters” video, and the Features Table we created.
Why Place Matters: Building a Movement for Healthy Communities, PolicyLink https://www.policylink.org/sites/default/files/WHYPLACEMATTERS_FINAL.PDF
Read pages 6 – 10; pages 22 – 46
Neighborhoods and Health, Robert Wood Johnson Commission for a Healthier America http://www.commissiononhealth.org/PDF/888f4a18-eb90-45be-a2f8-159e84a55a4c/Issue%20Brief%203%20Sept%2008%20-%20Neighborhoods%20and%20Health.pdf
Read pages 1 – 8
Health and Housing. Robert Wood Johnson Commission for a Healthier America https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2011/05/housing-and-health.html
Read entire document