Health geography: supporting public health policy and planning

Dumme, Trevor J. B.
April 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/22/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 9, p1177
Academic Journal
The article provides information about health geography. According to the author, health geography is a discipline of human geography that deals with the interaction between people and the environment. He added that understanding geography is crucial in assessing the interrelations inherent in many health-related risk exposures. Moreover, the importance of context, setting and spatial scale are recognized by health geography in determining health outcomes. He emphasized that interactive, multidisciplinary approach is crucial in ensuring that the research provides relevant, high-quality evidence to inform health policy.


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