Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
COHEN, Simone Cynamon; BODSTEIN, Regina; KLIGERMAN, Débora Cynamon and MARCONDES, Willer Baumgarten. Healthy housing and healthy environments as a strategy for health promotion. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.1, pp.191-198. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232007000100022.
In this article, Healthy Housing is discussed as a potential field of knowledge and practices to be applied in the Health Promotion strategy and as an instrument in a larger discussion of problems in health and living standards. The development and consolidation of Health Promotion is presented focusing the discussion on two fields of action: healthy public policies and the establishment of healthy environments. The concepts of habitability and ambience are presented as a path conducive to reflection and the development of closer ties between Health Promotion and Healthy Housing.
Keywords : Healthy housing; Health promotion; Habitability; Environment comfort.