Healthcare Policy Vol. 9 Special Issue | Sociology Insights on Inequities in Health and Healthcare
Ivy L Bourgeault, Cecilia Benoit and Louise Bouchard
We are pleased to introduce this special issue of Healthcare Policy/Politiques de Santé based on papers presented at a recent biennial conference of the bilingual Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health/Societé Canadienne de Sociologie de la Santé.
This critical review of two Canadian plans for pandemic planning and infection control finds that public health communication campaign goals rest on a conceptualization of health as an individual/family duty guided by scientific/medical expert knowledge.
Jean-Charles Basson, Nadine Haschar-Noé and Ivan Theis
France’s National Health and Nutrition Program identifies physical inactivity as a risk factor for many chronic diseases and encourages people to develop a physically active lifestyle and follow a healthy diet.