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  • New Publication: Children and Nature

    Linking Accessibility of Natural Environments and Children’s Health-Related Quality of Life

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  • New Publication

    The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes

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  • HEAL helps Huron County understand food needs

    The HEAL team have identified patterns of rural food insecurity, reasons behind it, and the struggles of food insecure households

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  • 2017 STEAM Report

    Examining Children’s Environments and Health.

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  • A New HEAL Research Collaboration

    A new collaboration to research how environmental data can be used to create next generation hearing aids ...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, inter-disciplinary research and training environment which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities. We examine social and physical environments from the scale of entire regions down to the level of individual buildings or open spaces and their inhabitants. We specialize in community-based participatory research and applications of GIS for urban planning and public health.

Examining community and consumer food environments for children: An urban-suburban-rural comparison in Southwestern Ontario

*DuBreck C, *Sadler R, Arku G, Gilliland J.

Does specialist physician supply affect pediatric asthma health outcomes?

Filler G, Kovesi T, Bourdon E, Jones S, Givelichian L, Rockman-Greenberg C, Gilliland J, Williams M, Orrbine E, Piedboeuf B, Paediatric Chairs of Canada.

Children and Nature: Linking Accessibility of Natural Environments and Children’s Health-Related Quality of Life

Suzanne Tillmann, Andrew F. Clark and Jason A. Gilliland