Lookup NU author(s): Professor Clare Bambra
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The importance of public policy as a determinant of health is routinely acknowledged, but there remains a continuing absence of mainstream debate about the ways in which the politics, power, and ideology which underpin public policy influence people's health. This paper explores the possible reasons behind the absence of a politics of health and demonstrates how explicit acknowledgement of the political nature of health will lead to more effective health promotion strategy and policy, and to more realistic and evidence-based public health and health promotion practice.
Author(s): Bambra C, Fox D, Scott-Samuel A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Health Promotion International
Print publication date: 01/06/2005
Online publication date: 18/02/2005
ISSN (print): 0957-4824
ISSN (electronic): 1460-2245
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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