Intersections

2017

Intersections

Good health is one of the greatest gifts of a vigorous, fulfilling life, but clinical care alone cannot produce it. We also need to build bridges across disciplines, socioeconomic status, geographic boundaries, and ideologies; link folks working on the ground to top-down governmental and NGO structures; and craft public policies that strengthen housing, education, security, and employment. Quelling violence, correcting environmental hazards, promoting equity, breaking through social isolation, and even celebrating the arts are other health-building tools. To realize our full human potential, the mission and agenda of many fields are increasingly converging on health.

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