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Real Public Health Is More Than Just Healthcare

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<b>Real Public Health Is More Than Just Healthcare</b><br/>
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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

In his newest book, Sandro Galea emphasizes that the field of public health is committed as much to preventing disease as to treating it.  Public health includes the social factors that frame our lives: social inclusion, economic security, political stability, adequate diet, access to education, and other factors that affect well-being. Dr. Galea discusses the necessity of rational policies that create social stability and comfort.  Developing the foundation for genuine public health requires more effective communication –and elimination of misinformation and vitriol-- in a process he calls radical incrementalism.

Sandro Galea is Dean and the Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Galea is one of the most widely-cited scholars in the social sciences. He has written extensively about the social causes of health, mental health, and trauma, especially the impacts related to mass trauma and conflict worldwide. He worked in Somalia with Doctors Without Borders before attending graduate school in the United States. Dr. Galea has served on the boards of prominent public health organizations, and he is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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