Action towards healthy living—for all
International Journal of Epidemiology 2010 39(1):266-273; doi:10.1093/ije/dyp403
“….Worldwide biomedical and social research has been establishing knowledge on key essentials of health and well-being.1,2 In general, this knowledge is inadequately applied in public policies, resulting in avoidable health deficits, waste of human potential and costs to society. Remedial measures plainly are required to improve living and working conditions and create social protection policy supportive of all…..”
· Modern research provides consensual evidence for defining the major personal requirements for health and well-being in nutrition, physical activity, housing, psychosocial relations and social inclusion.
· Minimal costs of these can be assessed to produce a Minimum personal income adequate for healthy living MIHL for specific population groups in different countries and regions.
· Numbers living below Minimum personal income adequate for healthy living MIHL can be estimated using national survey data and official government statistics.
· Public Health, as social medicine, has to engage in such application of knowledge to improve living and working conditions and create social protection policy supportive of all.
The end of the beginning for chronic disease epidemiology
George Davey Smith
University of Bristol
Appreciation: Jerry [Jeremiah Noah] Morris, 1910–2009
Int. J. Epidemiol. 2010 39: 274-276; doi:10.1093/ije/dyp390
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