Promoting public understanding of population health

  title={Promoting public understanding of population health},
  author={Stephen A. Bezruchka},
This chapter addresses the need to apply the information and perspectives described in this volume to improve health. The basic premise of the book is that individual behaviours are less important for producing health than are structures that underlie inequalities in a society. This concept may be thought of as a scientific revolution or new paradigm in our thinking about health, and as with most paradigm shifts, is resisted by both scientists and the general population. Putting these ideas… CONTINUE READING


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