Category: Language

For proper prevention, we need a General Shit Life Reduction Strategy

In health terms, ‘prevention’ basically means doing stuff that reduces risks to health.  Primary prevention focuses on the whole population to stop a problem occurring in the first place, for example through immunisation or discouraging smoking;  secondary prevention focuses on at-risk individuals and aims to nip an issue in the bud by detecting and treating it as soon as possible,...

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Public health has a language problem

How many of you were inspired to work in public health because you wanted to champion a sustainable place-based locality-level social movement to address the underlying upstream determinants of health agenda through a transformative bottom-up asset-based community co-production approach?  Not me, because I had no idea what any of that meant.  For those of you working in public health, I...

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