Focusing on lifestyle is simply not enough. Health care in the United States is long overdue for an upheaval. If these are unacceptable, we can work towards finding ways to abolish them. Absent that goal, health care innovation becomes strictly of commercial interest, eliminating the core purpose that should animate the whole industry. Knox Professor and Dean at the School of Public Health at Boston University. Healthier is both an affirmation and an essential summary of the current challenges and opportunities for those working in and around the improvement of population health. There is something very powerful about saying that some conditions are simply unacceptable.
Reproductive health, reproductive justice 23. This book is more than an academic resource; it is a conversation starter and a bridge to our peers in other sectors. With the living conditions, educational status, safe water and sanitation, availability of nutrient-rich food, stable housing and shelter, violence and injury that generate health, that create social divides that become health divides. In the heart of the city, health 43. An art therapy class above for Syrian refugee children at a Caritas Center in Lebanon.
So, lifestyle matters, but it is just one small part of the equation. Shaping values, elevating health 9. The United States has worse metrics than nearly all other high-income countries even as the country spends far more on health than any other country worldwide. On engaging the media -- 48. Towards an activist public health -- 44. Income and health -- 27. On health haves and health have nots 26.
He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. Acknowledging luck -- Section 5. I am, however, optimistic that there are enough forces for good in the country that will push back, that will make sure the current administration does not dismantle the social and economic structures that we need to create a healthier world. His latest book, Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. So we need the collective action of science, including the argument and back-and-forth that go with having clarity on what is, and is not, truth. Innovating for a healthier public 46.
At the heart of it all, empathy 12. The corrosive role of racism Section 3. And yet, our health achievements leave much to be desired. He is out to change the narrative, the way we think, feel, and act about the health of populations of people. . Healthier is both an affirmation and an essential summary of the current challenges and opportunities for those working in and around the improvement of population health. Last, you argue that public health schools need to promote an activist public agenda.
The foundations of population health 2. Climate change and our health 22. The challenges faced by public health -- 33. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards for his research, including the Rema Lapouse Award from the American Public Health Association and the Robert S. Towards an activist public health 44. Finding a way out: suicide and the health of populations 16. Towards an activist public health 44.
But for all these gains, today we face a new set of challenges, ones complicated by political and professional shifts that threaten to fundamentally change the health of populations. Out in the cold -- 19. If the current political times serve to galvanize a generation who will act towards a progressive vision of a healthier world in coming decades, our current political moment may be worth it. The path between data and action is long and tortuous, and in some ways that is how it should be. Galea: I am concerned with the health of all populations, leaving no one behind. Producing health over a lifetime 8.
The E-mail message field is required. Shaping values, elevating health -- 9. This book is more than an academic resource; it is a conversation starter and a bridge to our peers in other sectors. Health insurance is just one part of the equation needed to produce health, but it is an important part. Public health as public good 51. He has published more than 700 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 13 books, and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers.