|dc.identifier.citation||Rock M, Adams C, Degeling C, Massolo A, McCormack G. Policies on pets for healthy cities: A conceptual framework. Health Promot. Int. (2015) 30 (4): 976-986. doi: 0.1093/heapro/dau017. First published online: April 2, 2014||en_AU|
|dc.description.abstract||Drawing on the One Health concept, and integrating a dual focus on public policy and practices of caring from the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, we outline a conceptual framework to help guide the development and assessment of local governments' policies on pets. This framework emphasizes well-being in human populations, while recognizing that these outcomes relate to the well-being of non-human animals. Five intersecting spheres of activity, each associated with local governments' jurisdiction over pets, are presented: (i) preventing threats and nuisances from pets, (ii) meeting pets' emotional and physical needs, (iii) procuring pets ethically, (iv) providing pets with veterinary services and (v) licensing and identifying pets. This conceptual framework acknowledges the tenets of previous health promotion frameworks, including overlapping and intersecting influences. At the same time, this framework proposes to advance our understanding of health promotion and, more broadly, population health by underscoring interdependence between people and pets as well as the dynamism of urbanized ecologies.
Health promotion, animal welfare, environmental policy, urban health||en_AU|
|dc.description.sponsorship||This work was supported by an operating grant (CIHR-GIR-112745) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute for Population and Public Health, for which Melanie Rock and Gavin McCormack are principal investigators and the other authors are members of the research team. During the process of analysis and writing, Melanie Rock held a Population Health Investigator Award from Alberta Innovates—Health Solutions (funded by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Endowment). Coordination with CD was, in addition, facilitated by Visiting Scholar awards, held in 2012 and 2013 at the University of Sydney, from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute for Population and Public Health.||en_AU|
|dc.title||Policies on pets for healthy cities: A conceptual framework.||en_AU|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|