Community & Health

 

A regular newsletter looking at the evidence requiring health care to rethink how it works with communities, including commentary on current initiatives – available online and emailed to subscribers

Building on my writing and research to date, I explore how health care in high-income countries can better appreciate how people and communities define their health, and respond accordingly. It includes reviewing often-overlooked evidence, sharing the work of courageous community-oriented practitioners, and commenting on work increasingly being described as ‘community health’ or the ‘social determinants of health’.

Community & Health Email Newsletter

Newsletters

Pay Attention to the Surprises

How unearthing and unleashing the surprises in ‘community health’ work is crucial to the field – but rarely done well or systematically (and goodbye for now)

Not Sentimentalizing Community

How understanding the flow of care made possible by social cohesion is fundamental – and may need more ruthless employers

Exploring the Nuance Under the Buzz

How looking underneath buzz terms like ‘deaths of despair’ and ‘asset-based community development’ is key to finding solutions

On Power, Co-Production and Feeling Overwhelmed

How co-production, self-management and health promotion all have the potential to increase social inequity, and what you can do about it

Why Provision is not Enough

How atomising problems and providing programmes ignores what really matters in enabling people to turn their lives around

Sectors, Partnering and Place

How cross-sector partnering demands thinking about place, and why thinking about place means thinking about people’s choices and freedom
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