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Published: 31 January 2019

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780190258948

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Governing for Health

Advancing Health and Equity through Policy and Advocacy

Fran Baum

  • A timely, thoroughly researched case for policy and governance centered on public health
  • An ideal text for students and courses in health equity, public health, and social science
  • Argues that the dominance of economics in contemporary government and politics is a threat to the sustainability of human life on planet earth
  • Offers examples of practical measures to change the way we measure progress, how we plan our cities, maintain strong public sectors, and promote a low-carbon economy - all as signposts to toward healthier, sustainable, and more equitable societies
  • Includes innovative "well-being manifesto" — a guide for politicians who want to govern for health and equity

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