New paper -- just published!
Dennis.Raphael at mail.atkinson.yorku.ca
Thu Apr 10 12:04:07 PDT 2003
Title: Bridging the gap between knowledge and action
on the societal determinants of cardiovascular disease:
how one Canadian community effort hit - and hurdled -
the lifestyle wall
Author(s): Dennis Raphael
Journal: Health Education
Year: 2003 Volume: 103 Number: 3 Page: 177 -- 189
Abstract: An expanding conceptual and research literature
identifies cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the disease whose
incidence varies most, according to income level. To date
however, there has been virtually no public consideration
in Canada of the role that societal factors play in its
incidence. In an attempt to redress this gap, a community
coalition brought together the latest research on the
societaldeterminants of CVD. Barriers to public awareness
and public policy action to address these societal
determinants of health included the unwillingness of health
care associations to consider societal determinants of health
as relevant to their activities; general resistance by the
media; and active attempts by governments of the day to
shift focus away from societal determinants of health.
Considering these barriers,university personnel involvement
appears essential to any attempt to identify and address
the societal determinants of CVD and other diseases.
Full paper is at website below.
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