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Environmental Health and Housing

Issues for Public Health, 2nd Edition

By Jill Stewart, Zena Lynch


272 pages

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pub: 2018-06-11
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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.

Table of Contents

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



About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General