Neighbourhoods and health : A review of the New Zealand literature

  title={Neighbourhoods and health : A review of the New Zealand literature},
  author={Anna Stevenson and Jamie Pearce and Tony Blakely and Vivienne Chisholm Ivory and Karen Witten},
Over the past two decades, there has been a resurgence of interest into place-based influences on health. Researchers have identified that various characteristics of neighbourhoods exert an influence on the health outcomes and behaviours of local residents. Understanding the processes linking places to health provides considerable potential for a range of policy interventions. We review the New Zealandbased neighbourhoods and health research. Consideration is given to the types of neighbourhood… CONTINUE READING