The Fourth Annual International Conference on Urban Health, October 26–28, 2005

The Fourth Annual International Conference on Urban Health, October 26–28, 2005 Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. 82, No. 4, Supplement 5 doi:10.1093/jurban/jtit 35 (£)The Author 2005. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the New York Academy of Medicine. All rights r~rved. For permissions, please e-mail: THE FOURTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN HEALTH, OCTOBER 26-28, 2005 Patricia O'Campo This supplement to the Journal of Urban Health presents those abstracts that were awarded oral and poster presentations at the Fourth International Conference on Urban Health held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All abstracts were peer-reviewed by numerous academic, community member, and student reviewers. We were pleased that the conference was held, again, in Toronto as the Interna­ tional Society for Urban Health had its start at the First International Conference on Inner City Health in Toronto in 2001. The theme for the Fourth International Conference, 'Achieving Social Justice in Urban Communities', reflects the urgent need to remedy long-standing global injustices including growing urban poverty and inequality, depleted and decaying social and public infrastructure in urban areas, and increasing health vulnerabilities such as the threat and spread of infectious diseases. Moreover, in recognition of the pivotal role played by community members toward Journal of Urban Health Springer Journals

The Fourth Annual International Conference on Urban Health, October 26–28, 2005

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