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The Task Is a Political One: The Promotion of Fluoridation

Gretchen Ann Reilly

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.15
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the first fifty years of efforts to fluoridate community water supplies in the United States, profluoridationists in many cities found their efforts thwarted by a vocal opposition able to convince ... More


The contribution of civil society

José M Zuniga

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0047
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The involvement of civil society organizations with the HIV response, is arguably the largest ever seen in both breadth and depth. Never before have civil society organizations (CSOs) done so much to ... More


Surviving AIDS: Strategies for Managing a Life With HIV

Perry N. Halkitis

in The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199944972
eISBN:
9780199352470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944972.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The crisis of an HIV or AIDS diagnosis for the men of the AIDS Generation is examined in relation to an Eriksonian frame and a disruption of the normal process of human development. The holistic ... More


Socio-structural violence against the poor

Jane Jones and Cathy McCormack

in Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198703358
eISBN:
9780191772603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703358.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter is approached from the critical perspective of community activism and popular education, with which the authors have been involved for over 30 years. It is informed by their working ... More


A Tale of Two Epidemics

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter first details the emergence of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and the events that galvanized AIDs activism and led to important victories on both the legislative and the scientific ... More


Achievements and failures

Charlotte Williamson

in Towards the emancipation of patients: Patients' experiences and the patient movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427458
eISBN:
9781447304043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter evaluates the extent to which radical patient groups and activists have succeeded in their emancipatory task. It examines the influence of patient activism on other people concerned with ... More


Radicalisation

Charlotte Williamson

in Towards the emancipation of patients: Patients' experiences and the patient movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427458
eISBN:
9781447304043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the founding of six radical patient groups between 1960 and 1998, and the radicalisation of two individual radical patient activists. It traces the history of the patient groups ... More


The ten principles

Charlotte Williamson

in Towards the emancipation of patients: Patients' experiences and the patient movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427458
eISBN:
9781447304043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses in detail the ten principles of patient activism named in the previous chapter. These are respect, equity, access, information, safety, choice, shared decision making, support, ... More


Promoting public understanding of population health

Stephen Bezruchka

in Social inequality and public health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423207
eISBN:
9781447303398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Arguing the science behind the new public health is one thing; getting policy makers and the public to listen is quite another. Most of the countries of the world today are either democracies or, ... More


Thailand: Chasing the Dream of Free Medical Care for the Sick

Joseph Harris

in Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709968
eISBN:
9781501714832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709968.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Set against existing explanations for Thailand’s landmark universal coverage policy, this chapter traces the historical rise of a movement of progressive physicians in Thailand (the Rural Doctors’ ... More


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