New research in Scotland – addressing causes vs changing behaviours

New research suggests that initiatives aimed at addressing the structural causes of health inequalities in Scotland are far more effective than those aimed at changing individual behaviours. This is important information to inform new social investments.

http://www.scotpho.org.uk/comparative-health/health-inequalities-tools/intervention-tools/informing-investment-to-reduce-health-inequalities-iii

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Smoking, drinking and eating: public health should not be all about the individual

Public health focusses far too much on individual behaviour change argue academics from Manchester and Lancaster Universities. Lifestyle related illnesses are only partly about personal choice, and actually social practices such as shared histories and institutions have a large effect. Via The Conversation.

https://theconversation.com/smoking-drinking-and-eating-public-health-should-not-be-all-about-the-individual-34343