Physical environment: key references and evidence

Note: this page includes only a small number of key references. It is not, and is not intended to be, comprehensive. More detailed lists of references on environmental justice can be found within publications cited below.

Beck, SA. Environmental justice in Scotland: How the Healthy Environment Network interpret this concept and what is happening in Scotland to address environmental injustice? Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland, 2003.

Beeston C, McCartney G, Ford J, et al. Health Inequalities Policy Review for the Scottish Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland; 2013

Braubach M, Jacobs DE, Ormandy D: Environmental burden of disease associated with inadequate housing. WHO Regional Office for Europe: Denmark; 2011

Carnegie UK Trust. Pride in Place – Tackling Incivilities. 2012

Commission on Housing & Wellbeing. A Blueprint for Scotland’s Future. 2015

Cowie H, Crawford J, Davis A, Steinle S, Reis S, Dixon K, Morris G, Hurley F. Air Quality, Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour. IOM (Institute of Occupational Medicine) / Scotland’s Environment; 2015.

Curtice J. et al. Public attitudes and environmental justice in Scotland: a report for the Scottish Executive on research to inform the development and evaluation of environmental justice policy. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Social Research; 2005

Fairburn J, Walker G, Mitchell G. Investigating Environmental Justice In Scotland: Links Between Measures Of Environmental Quality And Social Deprivation. Edinburgh: Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER), 2005

Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Ten years of the Glasgow Centre for Population Health: the evidence and implications. Glasgow: Glasgow Centre for Population Health; 2014

Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Concepts Series 11 - The built environment and health: an evidence review. 2013.

GoWell. GoWell Progress Report 2013/14. Glasgow: GoWell; 2014.

Hetherington & Hamlet. ScotPHN Report: Restoring the Public Health response to Homelessness in Scotland Edinburgh, 2015

Lindley S and O’Neill J. Flood disadvantage in Scotland: mapping the potential losses in well-being. Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research, 2013.

Marmot M. Fair Society, Healthy Lives. The Marmot Review. Strategic Review of Health Inequalities post-2010. The Marmot Review; 2010.

Mitchell R and Popham F. Effect of exposure to natural environment on health inequalities: an observational population study. Lancet 2008; 372: 1655-60.

Mitchell RJ, Richardson EA, Shortt NK, Pearce JR. Neighbourhood environments and socioeconomic inequalities in mental wellbeing. Am J Prev Med 2015;49(1):80.

Morris G, Beck S, Hanlon P, Robertson R. Getting strategic about environment and health. Public Health 2006; 120(10):889-903.

Naske N, Taylor L, Mulvihill C, Doyle N. Housing and public health: a review of reviews of interventions for improving health. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2005.

Prüss-Üstün A, Corvalán C. Preventing disease through healthy environments: towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease. Geneva: World Health Organisation, 2006.

Scottish Government. Good Places, Better Health: A New approach to the Environment and Health in Scotland: Implementation Plan, 2008. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2008.

Scottish Government. Good Places, Better Health for Scotland's Children. Prepared by the Evaluation Group of Good Places Better Health. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2011.

Scottish Government. Creating Places - A policy statement on architecture and place for Scotland. Edinburgh, Scottish Government, 2013.

Scottish Government. A Select Review of Literature on the Relationship Between Housing and Health. Edinburgh: Scottish Government; 2010.

Thomson H, Thomas S, Sellstrom E, Petticrew M. Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)


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