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Reducing Inequities in Early Childhood Mental Health: How Might the Neighborhood Built Environment Help Close the Gap? A Systematic Search and Critical Review

Alderton, Amanda; Villanueva, Karen; O'Connor, Meredith; Boulangé, Claire; Badland, Hannah


Background: Optimal mental health in early childhood is key to later mental health, physical health, education, and social outcomes; yet, children facing disadvantage tend to have worse mental health and fewer opportunities to develop this foundation. An emerging body of research shows that neighborhoods provide important opportunities for the development of children’s mental health. Synthesizing this evidence can advance understandings of the features of the neighborhood built environment...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-04-29
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16091516
Access Rights: Open Access


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