Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice

Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice

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Social justice has always been a core value driving public health. Today, much of the etiology of avoidable disease is rooted in inequitable social conditions brought on by disparities in wealth and power and reproduced through ongoing forms of oppression, exploitation, and marginalization. Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Practice raises questions and provides a starting point for health practitioners ready to reorient public health practice to address the fundamental causes of health inequities. This reorientation involves restructuring the organization, culture and daily work of public health. Tackling Health Inequities is meant to inspire readers to imagine or envision public health practice and their role in ways that question contemporary thinking and assumptions, as emerging trends, social conditions, and policies generate increasing inequities in health.The Discussion Guide enriches the screening itself by providing previewa€c ing activities, comprehension questions, reflection, ... The Unnatural Causes Web site serves as a unique entry point and online gathering place not only for Outreachanbsp;...

Title:Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice
Author:Richard Hofrichter, Rajiv Bhatia
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2010


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