Thursday, November 22, 2012

Confronting the Social Determinants of Health — Obesity, Neglect, and Inequity — NEJM

Confronting the Social Determinants of Health — Obesity, Neglect, and Inequity — NEJM: "If we are to break the vicious cycle of inequality and uphold the tradition of physicians as champions of social justice in the global arena, we must widen our perspective beyond the individual to confront the “causes of the causes” at multiple levels, so as to help create social and physical environments that promote good health for all. In the same vein, multipronged approaches that include cross-sectorial collaboration among nontraditional partners (including health care providers, lawmakers, and welfare workers) and bold change in social policy are needed to ensure equal health and justice for all. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us.”"

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