World Health & Population

World Health & Population November -0001 : 0-0.doi:10.12927/whp..17538

Epidemiology for Sound Public Health Policy

Klim McPherson


Public health is about the complex interaction between individual health and health beliefs and the intricate features of populations: their social, political, environmental and economic realities. Public health policy must begin with measuring the burden of ill health and then concern itself with the solutions, be they biological, social, economic or all of these. To develop the Public Health policy agenda more effectively, the following issues have to be considered.
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