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Analysis of Small Area Environmental, Socioeconomic and Health Data in Collaboration with Local Communities to Target and Evaluate ‘Triple Win’ Interventions in a Deprived Community in Birmingham UK

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Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Staffordshire, Stafford ST18 0AD, UK
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Birmingham City Council, 10 Woodcock St, Birmingham B7 4BL, UK
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Welsh House Farm Big Local, 54 Rilstone Rd, Birmingham B32 2NR, UK
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(22), 4331; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224331
Received: 6 October 2019 / Revised: 1 November 2019 / Accepted: 5 November 2019 / Published: 6 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue A More Sustainable and Healthier Future for All: What Works?)
The contemporary environment is a complex of interactions between physical, biological and socioeconomic systems with major impacts on public health. It is well understood that deprived communities are more exposed to negative environmental and social factors, more susceptible to the effects of those exposures, more excluded from access to positive factors, less able to change their circumstances and consequently experience worse health, economic and social outcomes compared to the more affluent. Welsh House Farm estate in Birmingham is one of the most deprived areas in Europe. An alliance between a local charity, City Council Public Health and a University in collaboration with the local community has accessed, analysed and mapped a range of health, social and economic factors at small area level, identifying areas where the community experience is unacceptably worse than other parts of Birmingham and therefore requiring targeted interventions. We make specific recommendations for coordinated action addressing the living, moving and consuming domains of residents’ lives and have also identified positive aspects of life on the estate to celebrate. This pilot demonstrates the utility and cost-effectiveness of local collaboration to identify and target health, environmental and social inequalities informed by local concerns. View Full-Text
Keywords: inequalities; environmental health; small area analysis inequalities; environmental health; small area analysis
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Saunders, P.; Campbell, P.; Webster, M.; Thawe, M. Analysis of Small Area Environmental, Socioeconomic and Health Data in Collaboration with Local Communities to Target and Evaluate ‘Triple Win’ Interventions in a Deprived Community in Birmingham UK. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4331.

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