ArticleSocial, Economic, and Political Processes That Create Built Environment Inequities: Perspectives From Urban African Americans in AtlantaRedwood, Yanique PhD, MPH; Schulz, Amy J. PhD, MPH; Israel, Barbara A. DrPH, MPH; Yoshihama, Mieko PhD, ACSW, LMSW; Wang, Caroline C. DrPH, MPH; Kreuter, Marshall PhDAuthor Information Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor (Drs Redwood, Schulz, Israel, and Wang); School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Dr Yoshihama); and Institute of Public Health, College of Health & Human Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta (Dr Kreuter). Dr Redwood is with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Corresponding Author: Yanique Redwood, PhD, MPH, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 109 S Observatory M2822 SPHI, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (email@example.com). This study was funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities through a grant to the Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, in partnership with NPU-V. The authors thank all residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit-V (NPU-V) who participated in the NPU-V Photovoice Project. They also acknowledge the contributions of Ronald Galvin, David Anderson Hooker, and Shena Ashley, who were affiliated with The Center for Working Families, Inc and the Annie E. Casey Foundation Atlanta Civic Site at the time of the study. Family & Community Health: January-March 2010 - Volume 33 - Issue 1 - p 53-67 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3181c4e2d4 Buy Metrics Abstract Growing evidence suggests that the built environment features found in many high-poverty urban areas contribute to negative health outcomes. Both built environment hazards and negative health outcomes disproportionately affect poor people of color. We used community-based participatory research and Photovoice in inner-city Atlanta to elicit African Americans' perspectives on their health priorities. The built environment emerged as a critical factor, impacting physical and mental health outcomes. We offer a conceptual model, informed by residents' perspectives, linking social, economic, and political processes to built environment and health inequities. Research, practice, and policy implications are discussed within an environmental justice framework. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.