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How can planning add value to obesity prevention programmes? A qualitative study of planning and planners in the Healthy Towns programme in England

Goodwin, Denise May, Mapp, Fiona, Sautkina, Elena, Jones, Andy, Ogilvie, David, White, Martin, Petticrew, Mark and Cummins, Steven 2014. How can planning add value to obesity prevention programmes? A qualitative study of planning and planners in the Healthy Towns programme in England. Health & Place 30 , pp. 120-126. 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.08.012

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Abstract

The planning profession has been advocated as an untapped resource for obesity prevention, but little is known about how planners view their roles and responsibilities in this area. This paper investigates the role of planners in the Healthy Towns programme in England, and explores the limits and potential for obesity prevention within planning policy and practice. Using a qualitative approach, 23 planning stakeholders were interviewed, identifying the potential for planning in public health, particularly the ‘health proofing’ of local planning policy. National and local governments should better align planning and health policies to support collaboration between planners and public health practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Planning; Healthy Towns; Community health; Obesity
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1353-8292
Date of Acceptance: 22 August 2014
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 02:30
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/78548

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