Urban as a Determinant of Health

  title={Urban as a Determinant of Health},
  author={David Vlahov and Nicholas Freudenberg and Fernando Augusto Proietti and Danielle V Ompad and Andrew T. Quinn and Vijay Nandi and Sandro Galea},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine},
  pages={16 - 26}
Cities are the predominant mode of living, and the growth in cities is related to the expansion of areas that have concentrated disadvantage. The foreseeable trend is for rising inequities across a wide range of social and health dimensions. Although qualitatively different, this trend exists in both the developed and developing worlds. Improving the health of people in slums will require new analytic frameworks. The social-determinants approach emphasizes the role of factors that operate at… CONTINUE READING

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