Neighbourhood life and social determinants of health for children and young people from refugee backgrounds
Understanding the social determinants of childhood health and development
Community Based Study
Associate Professor Anna Ziersch
Settling into a new home and neighbourhood is a central to building a new life in Australia for people from refugee backgrounds, with factors such as safety, social cohesion, welcoming public spaces and opportunities for community involvement all affecting health. However, little is known about the specific relevance of these social determinants of health for refugee children and young people. This study seeks to understand what aspects of neighbourhoods are most important for the health of refugee children and young people, and will lead to the development of resources for policy makers and service providers to facilitate health promoting neighbourhoods.