On public health approaches to X

Why there probably isn’t a single ‘public health approach’

A public health approach is not…

So what is ‘the public health approach’?

The public health approach is … prevention

The public health approach is …infection control

The public health approach is … epidemiology

Akala: Rapper. Author. Epidemiologist.

The public health approach is … about populations

The public health approach is … about inequalities

The public health approach is … about structural causes

The public health approach is … community development

The public health approach is … about health

Public health registrar. Recovering government policy wonk. Lapsed neuroscientist. Opinions strictly my own.

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