Health Geography

Health geography is a multidisciplinary field that examines the spatial patterns and processes related to health and healthcare. It explores how geographical factors, such as location, environment, social context, and access to resources, influence health outcomes and healthcare utilization at various scales, from local neighbourhoods to global regions. Health geographers analyze the distribution of diseases, health disparities, and healthcare services to identify spatial variations and understand the underlying factors that contribute to them. This field combines concepts and methods from geography, epidemiology, demography, sociology, and other disciplines to investigate the complex relationships between people, places, and health. By studying the spatial dimensions of health, health geography contributes to the development of evidence-based policies and interventions to improve health equity, access to care, and overall well-being.