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Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447305316

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447305316.001.0001

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Future directions

Future directions

Chapter:
(p.168) (p.169) Twelve Future directions
Source:
People-centred public health
Author(s):

Jane South

Judy White

Mark Gamsu

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305316.003.0012

This chapter summarises the major themes of the book. There is a need to deliver public health differently in order to address health inequalities and to improve population health and wellbeing in a sustainable way. Engaging with lay people and communities has to be central to the redesign of health services and form part of a fresh approach to public health. The chapter links core arguments for citizen involvement with concepts such as environmental sustainability, health assets and co-production. It ends with a radical vision of a professional culture based on strong and equal relationships with communities and sets out the authors’ manifesto for a ‘citizen centred public health system’.

Keywords:   wellbeing, assets, sustainability, culture, health system, vision, citizen involvement

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