RIVM - Dutch study confirms need to focus on health of people living in deprived neighbourhood

A study by researchers from RIVM and the Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has emphasized the importance for action on health in Dutch deprived urban communities. Pro-active measures to improve education, employment, housing and community safety conditions are currently undertaken in several urban neighbourhoods and this may positively impact on the health of people living in these deprived communities.

The URBAN40 research therefore aims to evaluate the health effects of the Dutch neighbourhood approach. URBAN40 is a joint initiative of the RIVM, AMC/UvA and Maastricht University. First results of URBAN40 will be presented shortly.

For further information about the study, please contact Annemarie Ruijsbroek.

For further information URBAN40, please contact Mariel Droomers.