|Minority Student Caucus: Minority Health Conference 2005|
Health and the Built Environment: The Effects of Where We Live, Work and Play
26th Annual Minority Health Conference and the
7th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
February 25, 2005
The built environment has powerful ramifications for public health because it literally surrounds us. Housing, land use patterns, transportation infrastructure, industrial/business corridors and other elements are part of the intricate system in which we all live, work and play. Increased rates of cancer, asthma, diabetes and other environmentally sensitive conditions are the readily apparent effects of the built environment on human health. However, other issues such as environmental justice, access to quality food and occupational health concerns are also elements of the built environment that affect minority populations, but are not always explored. This year's conference will bring together community members, public health practitioners,public health researchers, educators, land use planners and industry officials to better understand and address man-made threats to public health.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
School of Architecture and Planning, University of Buffalo
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