Children, because they are still growing and developing, often suffer from different or additional health risks compared with adults. There are many useful resources on this topic--I list a few below specifically tailored to health and places.
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- Children's Health Protection
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this Web site has a terrific search feature for looking up publications related to where children live, learn, and play. Their Children’s Environmental Health section has additional resources:including a site on indicators called America’s Children and the Environment.
- Guide to Community Preventive Services
This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a study titled “Community Interventions to Promote Healthy Social Environments: Early Childhood Development and Family Housing,” which gives recommendations from reviews of HUD Section 8 Housing Vouchers, Rental Vouchers and preschool programs based on early childhood development intervention success. There’s also a section on adolescent health, focused on broad health topics.
- Effective Interventions to Tackle Inequalities in Children's Health
This London Health Commission report provides a summary of “what works” —or what appears to work—in relation to the aims and interventions proposed in the draft children and young people's strategy; examines other interventions with strong evidence of effectiveness in reducing inequalities in child health; and identifies where there are gaps in the evidence.
Some additional resources are available at http://www.designforhealth.net/resources/children.html