Crossing borders and breaking down barriers: public health approaches for a complex world

Inaugural Lecture by SCPHRPs Professor Ruth Jepson

8th April 2020 at 5.15pm

Theatre G.03, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

The concept of public health has been around for centuries but its function and form is neither static nor universal. Changing demographics and underlying health problems in populations necessitate the evolution of public health priorities and approaches. As policy and practice are determined by social, political, environmental, economic and cultural factors, few public health interventions can be developed and delivered effectively without understanding, and working with, the context and complexity in which they will operate.

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