The INHERIT model: A tool to jointly improve health, environmental sustainability and health equity through behavior and lifestyle change

N. van der Vliet, Brigit Staatsen, H. Kruize, George Morris, Caroline Costongs, Ruth Bell, Sibila Marques, Timothy Taylor, Sonia Quiroga, Pablo Martinez Juarez, Vojtech Máca, Milan Ščasný, Iva Zvěřinová, Fimka Tozija, Dragan Gjorgjev, Geir Espnes, A.J. Schuit

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The need for analysis and action across the interrelated domains of human behaviors and lifestyles, environmental sustainability, health and inequality is increasingly apparent. Currently, these areas are often not considered in conjunction when developing policies or interventions, introducing the potential for suboptimal or conflicting outcomes. The INHERIT model has been developed within the EU-funded project INHERIT as a tool to guide thinking and intersectoral action towards changing the behaviors and lifestyles that play such an important role in today’s multidisciplinary challenges. The model integrates ecological public health and behavioral change models, emphasizing inequalities and those parts of the causal process that are influenced by human behaviors and lifestyles. The model was developed through web-based and live discussions with experts and policy stakeholders. To test the model’s usability, the model was applied to aspects of food consumption. This paper shows that the INHERIT model can serve as a tool to identify opportunities for change in important −food-related behaviors and lifestyles and to examine how they impact on health, health inequalities, and the environment in Europe and beyond. The INHERIT model helps clarify these interrelated domains, creating new opportunities to improve environmental health and health inequality, while taking our planetary boundaries into consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1435
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • CLIMATE-CHANGE
  • DETERMINANTS
  • FOOD-CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
  • FRUIT
  • IMPACTS
  • INEQUALITIES
  • MEAT CONSUMPTION
  • METAANALYSIS
  • PUBLIC-HEALTH
  • SOCIOECONOMIC DISPARITIES
  • behavior
  • behavioral change
  • environmental health
  • equality
  • food
  • integrated models
  • sustainability

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van der Vliet, N. ; Staatsen, Brigit ; Kruize, H. ; Morris, George ; Costongs, Caroline ; Bell, Ruth ; Marques, Sibila ; Taylor, Timothy ; Quiroga, Sonia ; Martinez Juarez, Pablo ; Máca, Vojtech ; Ščasný, Milan ; Zvěřinová, Iva ; Tozija, Fimka ; Gjorgjev, Dragan ; Espnes, Geir ; Schuit, A.J. / The INHERIT model : A tool to jointly improve health, environmental sustainability and health equity through behavior and lifestyle change. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018 ; Vol. 15, No. 7.
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