- Available in: PDF
- Published: February 1, 2015
Edited by Professor Rose Gilroy and Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones
This timely collection of essays addresses the connections between healthcare, planning and economic development. Better integration of the new planning and healthcare systems is seen as critical to creating prosperous and sustainable communities. According to the 2010 Marmot Review there is not only a strong social justice case for reducing health inequalities, but also a compelling economic case. Failing to plan for growth and for an ageing society carries a huge cost to the nation. Furthermore, local councils are taking more of a place-based approach to improving health and wellbeing, with a renewed emphasis on preventative action and integration between health, planning, housing, transport, and economic development. The book features contributions from leading policy makers and practitioners who set out what is and can be done to make healthcare work better for the local economy.