Public Health and Local Comprehensive Plan; Socio-Physical, Political and Multi-Sectoral Context

  • Sang Chul Park Florida State University
  • Keon-Hyung Lee Florida State University
  • Se-Jin Lee Korea Research Institute for Local Administration
Keywords: Governance of healthy city, public health, and local comprehensive plan

Abstract

This research investigates factors affecting local governments to include public health objectives in their local comprehensive plans. Based on the governance of healthy city, our theoretical model admits that the local comprehensive plan should be a holistic approach to public health. Our analytical model takes into account local politics, intersectoral collaboration and socio-physical variables. The findings suggest that local governments are more likely to adopt health as a goal based on the degree of community wealth, population growth, and population density, . On the other hand, the degree to which local governments attain the collaboration within organizations (health and planning) and local policies expands the scope of public health provisions in comprehensive plans. While socio-physical conditions and intersectoral collaboration have a significant relationship with the inclusion of health in comprehensive plan, local politics does not.

Author Biographies

Sang Chul Park, Florida State University
Askew School of Public Administration & Public Policy, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Keon-Hyung Lee, Florida State University
Askew School of Public Administration & Public Policy, Associate Professor
Se-Jin Lee, Korea Research Institute for Local Administration
Researcher
Published
2014-01-26
Section
Articles