Collaborating not colliding: early impacts of the UK Public Health Network

I like dictionaries don’t you? Their definitions are so, well, definite. Take the word ‘impact’ for instance. The Oxford English Dictionary says it is “the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.” The Cambridge English Dictionary says it is “a powerful effect that something, especially something new, has on a situation or … Continued

Lifestyle: a plea to abandon the use of this word in public health

I am becoming increasingly concerned at the widespread and unquestioning use of the term “lifestyle” in public health I believe the term lifestyle or lifestyle factors should be completely abandoned by public health professionals. It frames public health at an individual level – effectively blaming individuals for making irrational decisions that are detrimental to their … Continued

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