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Healthy People 2020, states that part of our health is determined by access to social and economic opportunities; conditions and resources available to our homes, neighborhoods; education advancement and quality of our schools; safety of our living environments and workplaces; “cleanliness of our water, food or air”; and our everyday social interactions.1 The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age”.2 The Social Determinants of Health topic are within… 599 more words

Infrastructure for who?

According to new research by Emmanuel Saez of the University of California at Berkeley and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics, the richest one-hundredth of one percent of Americans now hold over 11 percent of the nation’s total wealth.

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Health Care Policy

Public Health: Switzerland vs. America

This is taken from a piece I wrote for the biomedical blog Morning Signout, where I’ll regularly be contributing articles on Geneva from a premedical perspective. 1,132 more words

Calling All Nurses to Address Health Disparities

Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, is senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. 423 more words

Nursing Perspective

One of the best little health books ever published

Few books stay with me for long. I read them and give them away. One has stayed on my bookshelf, now for 26 years. That book is Dr. 804 more words

Public Health

Economic Security as a Health Issue: The 4 Lessons we learned in what's working!

Written by the Community Works! working group members from Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. Community Works! is an interdisciplinary team made up of staff (nurse, settlement worker, youth worker, health promoter and research coordinator) and community members that work collectively to find ways to tackle these economic security issues through public education and informing public policy. 690 more words

Social Determinants Of Health