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Built Environment Assessment: Multidisciplinary Perspectives



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Glanz, Karen, Susan L. Handy, Kathryn E. Henderson, Sandy J. Slater, Erica L. Davis, Lisa M. Powell (2016) Built Environment Assessment: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. SSM - Population Health 2, 24 - 31

As obesity has become increasingly widespread, scientists seek better ways to assess and modify built and social environments to positively impact health. The applicable methods and concepts draw on multiple disciplines and require collaboration and cross-learning. This paper describes the results of an expert team’s analysis of how key disciplinary perspectives contribute to environmental context-based assessment related to obesity, identifies gaps, and suggests opportunities to encourage effective advances in this arena.

Keywords: Obesity; Nutrition; Physical activity; Built environment; Interprofessional education