Most of the burden of ill health in society varies over time, place and person. Social and economic factors are strongly related to disease risks and treatment outcomes. Yet similar socio-economic groups may have different health experiences in different geographical locations. The compositional and contextual determinants of heath are highly complex, and over-simplifying them can lead to inappropriate health policies. Iain Buchan will explore the enduring North South divide in English death rates, and bust some common myths about obesity and deprivation. He will put the case for connecting local communities to contemporary data to participate in a ‘living human geography’ for public health.
|Publication status||Published - 13 Apr 2011|
|Event||International Conference on Environment and Health SEGH 2011 - Edge Hill University College|
Duration: 11 Apr 2011 → 14 Apr 2011
|Conference||International Conference on Environment and Health SEGH 2011|
|City||Edge Hill University College|
|Period||11/04/11 → 14/04/11|
- human geography, public health, informatics