Revitalizing communities together: the shared values, goals, and work of education, urban planning, and public health
Cohen, A.K.; Schuchter, J.W.
Journal of Urban Health Bulletin of the new York Academy of Medicine 90(2): 187-196
ISSN/ISBN: 1468-2869 PMID: 22711169 DOI: 10.1007/s11524-012-9733-3
Inequities in education, the urban environment, and health co-exist and mutually reinforce each other. Educators, planners, and public health practitioners share commitments to place-based, participatory, youth-focused, and equitable work. They also have shared goals of building community resilience, social capital, and civic engagement. Interdisciplinary programs that embody these shared values and work towards these shared goals are emerging, including school-based health centers, full-service community schools, community health centers, Promise Neighborhoods, and Choice Neighborhoods. The intersection of these three fields represents an opportunity to intervene on social determinants of health. More collaborative research and practice across public health, education, and planning should build from the shared values identified to continue to address these common goals.