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HEAP - Health promoting Environments for an Aging Population

A register and GIS study to assess effects of urban green and low-noise neighborhoods on social service and nursing home

This study will investigate the possible effects of health-promoting environments on utilization of home care, using current neighborhood as well as the place of residence five and ten years earlier, respectively. Furthermore, whether the neighborhood environment affects the risk of moving to a nursing home.

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FORMAS (2019-01933)

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Page Manager:

E-mail: lupop [at] ed [dot] lu [dot] se

Project manager: Associate professor anna [dot] axmon [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anna Axmon)

Director: Professor jonas [dot] bjork [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Jonas Björk)