2nd Edition

Environmental Health and Housing Issues for Public Health

By Jill Stewart, Zena Lynch Copyright 2018
    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    The second edition of Environmental Health and Housing has been completely updated to cover the contemporary issues in public health that have emerged in recent years. With a theory and practice approach to public health, this edition focuses more on population health, health protection and improvement, and inter-agency approaches to effective intervention in housing and health through evidence-based practice.

    It provides the ideal introduction to the area, covering policy and strategy in housing, housing and inequality, housing inclusion, and the public health agenda. It provides a renewed focus on research into evidence-based housing and health issues, which have become subjects of growing international interest in recent years. This edition includes more case studies, reflection, and a greater emphasis on wider living environments. It also includes major pieces of new legislation, most notably the Housing Act 2004 and the Housing and Planning Act 2016, as well as related regulations.


    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Why environmental health, public health and housing?

    Chapter 3 Gathering evidence

    Chapter 4 Legislation for healthier and safer housing

    Chapter 5 Working more effectively together

    Chapter 6 Conclusions




    Jill Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health and Housing at Middlesex University, London. She is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, a Fellow of both the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health and the Royal Geographical Society, and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Her research interests particularly include effective housing and health interventions.

    Zena Lynch currently teaches at the University of Birmingham on Postgraduate Public and Environmental Health courses. She is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, as well as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    "The book is an easy read, but retains academic robustness. It covers a wide housing and health-related subject matter. It is a great source of reference material and provides some good strategic and historical oversight. The authors have had a challenging task, given the need to balance having sufficient content with not repeating other reference sources... Case studies bring a reality to the hard work and innovative practice taking place, and illustrate the art of the profession, which is the ability to be able to assess cause and effect and ensure resources are channelled in the direction of reducing the impact of cause... It highlights for me how important it is to maintain the profile and share good practice at every opportunity. I am sure that many colleagues will read the book and shout out loud, 'We do that' - but the difficulty comes with finding the time to provide evidence that can be scrutinised and to capture your work." Dave Arkle, Environmental Health News, June 2018

    "Using an intersectoral lens, the publication reinforces the importance of an interagency approach that includes health protection and other social, municipal and health professions. Case studies are also incorporated, as well as a review of regulations and legislation that impact housing-related issues in the United Kingdom. This book can be useful to students and both emerging and mature professionals to inform public interventions on housing and health." National Collaborating Centre on the Determinants of Health 

    "Environmental Health and Housing is well documented and researched with detailed references throughout and includes extensive acknowledgements...This book is excellent for updating an experienced EHP. It is invaluable for the student to understand why housing is so important and how the EHP and their professional colleagues can contribute to improving people’s experience of house and home... Jill Stewart and Zena Lynch have produced an outstanding contribution to the environmental health profession." Tim Deveaux, independent environmental health practitioner and author