Table of Contents
ISRN Public Health
Volume 2012, Article ID 806792, 7 pages
Review Article

Impact of the Built Environment on Mental and Sexual Health: Policy Implications and Recommendations

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, SW NCPC 238, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

Received 22 March 2012; Accepted 19 April 2012

Academic Editors: H. Balcazar and C. Banwell

Copyright © 2012 David Satcher et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Research related to the intersection of the built environment and health has particularly flourished in the last decade. The authors highlight the theoretical and policy insights that have been made while also noting paucity in this literature as specifically related to mental and sexual health. Overall, the authors discuss policy implications of aspects of the built environment on both mental and sexual health behaviors and outcomes and suggest avenues for future research, program implementation, and policymaking for advancing health equity in these areas.