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The Prevention of Global Chronic Disease: Academic Public Health's New Frontier

Greenberg, H. and Raymond, S. U. and Leeder, S. R. (2011) The Prevention of Global Chronic Disease: Academic Public Health's New Frontier. American Journal of Public Health. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

A confluence of stimuli is propelling academic public health to embrace the prevention of chronic disease in developing countries as its new frontier. These stimuli are a growing recognition of the epidemic, academia's call to reestablish public health as a mover of societal tectonics rather than a handmaiden to medicine's focus on the individual, and the turmoil in the US health system that makes change permissible. To enable graduating professionals to participate in the assault on chronic diseases, schools of public health must allocate budgets and other resources to this effort. The barriers to chronic disease prevention and risk factor modulation are cultural and political; confronting them will require public health to work with a wide variety of disciplines. Chronic disease will likely become the dominant global public health issue soon. In addressing this issue, academia needs to lead, not follow. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print June 16, 2011: e1-e5. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300147).


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic public health, chronic disease prevention, global public health issue
Subjects: Health > Global Health
Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 12:47
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 14:08
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2615

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