Communities across the globe are developing quality approaches to health based on a new way of thinking: one that examines the root causes of illness and injury. In the April issue of the international journal Environment & Urbanization, Prevention Institute makes the case that community prevention is indeed a global concern.
In the first place: community prevention’s promise to advance health and equity lays out a comprehensive, easily accessible overview of prevention-based approaches to improving health, and stresses the importance of approaching health and equity as human rights priorities. The article provides real-world examples from cities across the world as part of the journal’s focus on Health and The City. “In the first place” draws on Prevention Institute’s signature tools and frameworks - presenting them in a 21st century, global context - to showcase the ways in which health is influenced by the places where people live, work, play and learn.