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National health systems need strengthening if they are to meet the growing challenge of chronic diseases in low-income and middle-income countries. By application of an accepted health-systems framework to the evidence, we report that the factors that limit countries' capacity to implement proven strategies for chronic diseases relate to the way in which(More)
By focusing on the Masters of Public Health course, this study took a pragmatic approach to exploring the interface between public health education and public health practice. The commonly utilized 'three domains of practice' framework could provide a robust and explicit link between educational provision and practice for public health. This model provides(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study investigates reasons why general practices achieve nationally set milestones to different extents. It compares the beliefs, self-reported behaviours and organizational context of general practitioners (GPs) who have been successful in achieving milestones set out in the UK's National Service Framework (NSF) for(More)
There is a long history of people expressing concern about the health, lifestyle and well-being of our population--and of proposals for action to address the inequitable experiences between groups within this population. Over time, our understanding of both the problem and its causal connections has changed considerably. This is reflected within an(More)
The main challenges today are complex systems problems, with equally complex solutions; there are problems that have the potential to affect all individuals at different levels, affecting health, the sustainability of health services, and potentially the long-term economic prosperity of the country. The evidence shows that unless people themselves are(More)
The increasing policy focus on sustainable development offers new opportunities to align the public health narrative with that of sustainable development to promote both sustainable health for the population, and a sustainable health care system for England. This paper provides some insights into ways in which potential linkages between the two areas can be(More)