Building Healthy Communities: Establishing Health And Wellness Metrics For Use Within The Real Estate Industry

M. J. Trowbridge, S. G. Pickell, C. R. Pyke, D. P. Jutte
  • Health Affairs, November 2014, Health Affairs
  • DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0654

Establishing Health and Wellness Metrics For The Real Estate Industry.

What is it about?

It is well recognized that the design of the built environment influences health. However, we lack efficient mechanisms for market investment in health-promoting property. Health and wellness metrics for use by the real estate industry are needed. This November 2014 article in the health policy journal Health Affairs discusses important considerations and necessary next steps drawing upon lessons learned from the green building movement.

Why is it important?

There is growing demand within healthcare, public health, and the real estate industry to improve the design of the built environment to better promote health and wellness at a national scale. A critical first step will be the development of health and wellness metrics to help unify efforts to achieve these goals. This article helps readers from diverse backgrounds understand emerging opportunities for progress.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0654

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