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Creating health in the Afan Valley

During a four-month internship at Urban Habitats, I have gained a greater understanding of public health approaches to community wellbeing and the significant role of the built and natural environment in creating health.  In this blog I reflect on these approaches in relation to my own community in the Afan Valley which is not an urban or city location but rather a series of dispersed communities in the South Wales Valleys.  Do these approaches hold for these communities and what can be learned from these communities about creating health and wellbeing?

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