Journals Higher Education

$24.95

Hardcover

Published: 01 December 2016

272 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190623821


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Prevention Diaries

The Practice and Pursuit of Health for All

Larry Cohen

  • A personal but scientifically grounded case for prevention as our most important tool in both health and social change
  • Builds on recent research that finds environment accounts for 70% of individual health and well-being -- in short, that where we live defines how we live
  • Chapters on violence, racial and economic inequity, health care reform, food, and the built environment all relevant to current conversations
  • First-person vignettes make the arguments come alive, linking them to contemporary movements related to class, race, and social access
  • Argues for health as a social cause and individual right
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