Community Health and Urban Revitalization in the 21st Century


  • Frederick G. Murphy
  • Beverly Taylor



Revitalization, Social Justice, Community-Engagement


The new millennium has brought an interwoven constellation of new public health and medical terminologies, new diseases, new methodologies, and new policies. Concepts such as globalization and revitalization have led to practices where outcomes result in increased interconnection of people and places. In practice, “revitalization” or “regentrification” focuses on urban renewal and rebuilding of inner-city communities, with strategies for advances in transport, communication, and information technologies that impact political, economic, and public health convergence. This article will seek to raise discussion concerning the new revitalization of inner-city communities, and the challenges public health providers, community health advocates, and community organizers face as they seek to build community resilience through improved health equity, healthcare access, health promotion, health education, and disease prevention.

Author Biographies

Frederick G. Murphy

Frederick G. Murphy, Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Telephone: 404 579-8787.

Beverly Taylor

Beverly Taylor, MD, FAAFP, Morehouse School of Medicine.



How to Cite

Murphy, F., & Taylor, B. (2020). Community Health and Urban Revitalization in the 21st Century. American Journal of Health Studies, 35(2).