Health geographers are well situated for undertaking population
health intervention research (PHIR), and have an opportunity to be
at the forefront of this emerging area of inquiry. However, in
order to advance PHIR, the scientific community needs to be
innovative with its methodologies, theories, and ability to think
critically about population health issues. For example, using
alternatives (e.g. community-based participatory research) to
traditional study designs such as the randomised control trial,
health geographers can contribute in important ways to
understanding the complex relationships between population health
(both intended and unintended consequences), interventions and
place. Representing a diverse array of health concerns ranging
across chronic and infectious diseases, and research employing
varied qualitative and quantitative methodologies, the
contributions to this book illustrate how geographic concepts and
approaches have informed the design and planning of intervention(s)
and/or the evaluation of health impacts. For example, the authors
argue that geographically targeting interventions to places of
high-need and tailoring interventions to local place contexts are
critically important for intervention success. Including an
afterword by Professor Louise Potvin, this book will appeal to
researchers interested in population and public/community health
and epidemiology as well as health geography.
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||Geographies of Health Series
Daniel W Harrington
• Sara L. McLafferty
• Susan J. Elliott
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