Citation

Healthy urbanization

Abstract | Word Stems | Keywords | Association | Citation | Similar Titles



Abstract:

This paper presents work in progress on a 3-year research study known as the Healthy Urbanisation Project including findings from structured literature reviews. This study aims to help two project countries, Chile and Kenya, reduce malnutrition in young children through intervening to change the social determinants of health in informal, urban settlements and slums. The social determinants are a broad range of social and environmental factors operating at multiple levels of social organizations that can lead to inequities in the level and distribution of nutrition in a population.

The central research question is: Can child malnutrition amongst families living in poverty in informal settlements and slums in Mombasa and Valparaíso be reduced through broadening community and stakeholder participation and strengthening local political accountability for nutrition?

This question is being be explored using participatory action research with one multidisciplinary action research team in each study site. Each team is designing and trialling small scale actions to reduce child malnutrition. The impact of these actions is being assessed quantitatively through collection of weight-for-height, weight-for-age and height-for-age data collected in baseline and follow-up surveys. Any change in nutritional status is being be measured using a controlled experimental design. Qualitative data is also being collected to illuminate the process (actions, pathways and mechanisms -including those in existing structures) through which any change in nutritional status has been achieved.
Convention
All Academic Convention can solve the abstract management needs for any association's annual meeting.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

Association:
Name: 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society
URL:
http://www.cies.us


Citation:
URL: http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486193_index.html
Direct Link:
HTML Code:

MLA Citation:

Pridmore, Pat. "Healthy urbanization" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486193_index.html>

APA Citation:

Pridmore, P. "Healthy urbanization" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486193_index.html

Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: This paper presents work in progress on a 3-year research study known as the Healthy Urbanisation Project including findings from structured literature reviews. This study aims to help two project countries, Chile and Kenya, reduce malnutrition in young children through intervening to change the social determinants of health in informal, urban settlements and slums. The social determinants are a broad range of social and environmental factors operating at multiple levels of social organizations that can lead to inequities in the level and distribution of nutrition in a population.

The central research question is: Can child malnutrition amongst families living in poverty in informal settlements and slums in Mombasa and Valparaíso be reduced through broadening community and stakeholder participation and strengthening local political accountability for nutrition?

This question is being be explored using participatory action research with one multidisciplinary action research team in each study site. Each team is designing and trialling small scale actions to reduce child malnutrition. The impact of these actions is being assessed quantitatively through collection of weight-for-height, weight-for-age and height-for-age data collected in baseline and follow-up surveys. Any change in nutritional status is being be measured using a controlled experimental design. Qualitative data is also being collected to illuminate the process (actions, pathways and mechanisms -including those in existing structures) through which any change in nutritional status has been achieved.


Similar Titles:
Urban Planning for Healthy Communities

The Differentials in Healthy Life Expectancy in Rural-Urban Bangladesh


 
All Academic, Inc. is your premier source for research and conference management. Visit our website, www.allacademic.com, to see how we can help you today.