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Built environment elements on healthy eating, physical activity and health equity in rural, remote and northern communities: A scoping review; PHO Rounds

Online & Toronto, Ontario
October 9, 2015

12:00-1:00 p.m.
480 University Ave, Suite 300, Boardroom 350

The environment in which we live has a huge impact on our long term health. A significant amount of research is available on the link between urban community design and healthy behaviours. However, to date, the influence of built environment in rural settings has not been studied in great depth.  This presentation will focus on three main areas:  a) evidence on the connections between elements of the built environment, healthy eating and physical activity b) connections between healthy eating, physical activity and health equity in rural, remote and northern communities  c) a summary of the evidence and key findings to guide policy and research directions. This presentation will be of interest to those working across disciplines and sectors to create healthy community design in non-urban areas. This research was supported by the Centre for Health Promotion and Public Health Agency of Canada.

Presenters: Kim Bergeron and Sue Cragg

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