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Understanding Australian policies on public health using social and political science theories: reflections from an Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Workshop

Baum, Frances; Graycar, Adam; Delany-Crowe, Toni; De Leeuw, Evelyne; Bacchi, Carol; Popay, Jennie; Orchard, Lionel; Colebatch, Hal; Friel, Sharon; MacDougal, Colin; Harris, Elizabeth

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There is strong, and growing, evidence documenting health inequities across the world. However, most governments do not prioritize policies to encourage action on the social determinants of health and health equity. Furthermore, despite evidence concerning the benefits of joined-up, intersectoral policy to promote health and health equity, it is rare for such policy approaches to be applied systematically. To examine the usefulness of political and social science theory in understanding the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/212491
Source: Health Promotion International
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/day014

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