HLTH 130 Lecture 3

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Principles and Philosophies Associated with Public Health –  Feb. 15, 2011       15/02/2011 14:16:00 Key public health concepts: Population-based Evidence-based Prevention Social justice Social Justice Philosophy –  Social justice is a bedrock of public health Soc. Jus. Argues that public health is a public matter Justice in society dictates fairness in distribution of benefits and burdens Health itself, and the conditions that promote health are societal benefits Social justice argues that factors within society impede the fair distribution of  public health benefits and create inequalities in the shouldering of burdens Resolution of inequalities requires collective action: o We need to do more with the tools we already possess o The challenge is to overcome social and political barriers 
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