Urban health : participatory action-research models contrasting socioeconomic inequalities in the urban context / Alessandra Battisti, Maurizio Marceca, Silvia Iorio, editors.

Cham : Springer, 2020.
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This book qualitatively and quantitatively examines the relationships between the constructed environment, health and social vulnerability. It demonstrates that spatial disintegration is often intertwined with health and social inequalities, and therefore a multidisciplinary approach to urban health is essential in order to analyze the impact that psycho-social-environmental factors can have on objective, and perceived health and to investigate the inequalities in healthcare and medical assistance processes. Empirical relationships have been observed between urban environment, social vulnerability and health in different contexts, however there is still a lack of standardized tools that allow us to gain a clear understanding of how health inequalities and daily life are generated. In order to address this issue, a national network of active research groups has been created to draft and develop a prototypical analysis infrastructure to facilitate empirical studies aimed at shedding light on the complex relationships between health disparities, socio-environmental and economic distress, as well as personal and collective health. Given the interest in achieving meaningful, fair and lasting solutions to health inequalities, and the current lack of an analytical system, there is the need for new multidisciplinary approaches oriented toward the quality of life within a eco-social model of health. Providing an overview of the methodological approaches discussed, this book will appeal to researchers. At the same time it allows those working in local and government social care, healthcare and administrative institutions to gain insights into best practices in urban contexts.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
  • Intro
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Urban Public Health, a Multidisciplinary Approach
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Multidisciplinarity as a Response to Complex Problems
  • 3 How to Realize Multidisciplinarity in the Era of Complexity?
  • References
  • Participatory Governance and Healthcare. Opportunities and Perils
  • 1 Introduction: Framing Participation in Public Policy
  • 2 Explanatory Variables of the Success of Participation
  • 3 Impacts and Perils of Participation
  • Urban Health Multidisciplinary Actions Promoting Health in an Urban Environment
  • 1 Urban Health: The Link Between Well-Being and the Urban Environment
  • 2 Interdisciplinarity and Multiprofessionality When Practices Meet
  • 3 Conclusions ... Combining Technical Expertise and Humanity
  • Equity in Health. Community-Based Action Research in a Compound of the Metropolitan Area of Rome an Experience of Urban Health
  • 1 Spatial Segregation and Socio-environmental Marginality in a Neighbourhood on the Outskirts of Rome
  • 1.1 Description of the Setting
  • 1.2 Description of the Planning Process. the Community-Based Approach
  • 2 Qualitative Research
  • 3 Quantitative Research
  • 4 Project Actions
  • 5 Conclusions
  • Urban Regeneration for Urban Health
  • 2 The Results of Our Analysis
  • 2.1 The Urban Focus
  • 2.2 The Architectural Focus
  • 2.3 The Focus on 'Social Living'
  • 3 Regeneration Strategies
  • 4 Experimentation
  • Characterising a Setting with a High Level of Informality, Integrating National and Specialised Surveys, Administrative and Census Data
  • 1 Background, Defining the "Informal" Rome
  • 1.1 A Historic Overview
  • 1.2 Root Causes of Informal Settlements in Rome
  • 2 Social Determinants of Urban Health Inequalities
  • 3 Analysing Spatial and Social Segregation
  • 3.1 Bastogi as a Case-Study of Urban Segregation
  • 3.2 General Census
  • 3.3 Institutional Health Data
  • 3.4 Official Health Survey: PASSI
  • 4 Results and Discussion
  • Inhabiting an "Un-common" Space: Health Promotion in the Area of Pescarola, Bologna
  • 1 Introduction to the Field: Our Arrival in Pescarola and the Initial Mapping of Local Needs and Resources
  • 2 "Spazio Non Comune" as a Health (Research) Space
  • 3 Experimenting "Community Care" and Making the Group: A Path with Obstacles
  • 4 The Body as the Locus of Agency: The Unexpected Outcomes of Theatre
  • 5 Conclusions: On "Community" and "Participation"
  • Addressing Health Inequities in the City of Bologna: A Mixed-Method, Multi Stakeholder and Action-Research Approach Towards Health Equity
  • 2 A Review of the Literature on Health Inequalities
  • 3 Methods
  • 4 Results
  • 4.1 Creation of the Working Group
  • 4.2 Phase 1: Mapping Health Inequalities
  • 4.3 Involving Local Decision-Makers
  • 9783030494469 ((electronic bk.))
  • 3030494462 ((electronic bk.))
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-49
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-49446-9
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