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 only 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’.

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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

On Absurdity, Collusion and Silence

How our failure to effectively respond to non-communicable diseases may be because our science needs updating – if only our politics would get out of the way

The Politics of Measurement

How eliciting social definitions of value may make emerging partnerships between health care and CBOs more effective

The Social Determinants of Relationships

How other sectors are learning that the key to responding to social circumstances is deeper relationships with the citizens they serve