Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thinking about public health work has been interesting. Both in thinking about how services and individual approaches are a default. And even when equity is pushed forward community and social justice are often left out.
This means approaches are sometimes unintentionally set up to fail. Just as bailing out the banks didn't put people back to work or into houses, working ONLY to improve services doesn't prevent illness or disease.
I'll be reflecting on this a little here, more at the Raza Unida blog, and also trying to post more regularly and about working out - my individual approach to health.