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Policy Brief: Systems Thinking for Health


Banks, SM and Krabbe, R and Vandenberg, M and Murray, T, Policy Brief: Systems Thinking for Health, Anticipatory Care Project, Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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Chronic disease prevention, infectious disease pandemics (e.g., COVID-19) and the impacts of climate change are all examples of complex public health problems. Complex public health problems have multiple, layered and interconnected causes and outcomes.

Increased recognition of the social determinants of health reflects the growing understanding of complex public health problems. The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age; and include the wider political systems, policies, agendas and norms, which shape the conditions of daily life. These determinants are the underlying causes of poor health, varying across time and accumulating throughout the life course.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:systems thinking in chronic illness prevention, chronic illness management, social determinants of health
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Preventative health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Prevention of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Banks, SM (Dr Susan Banks)
UTAS Author:Krabbe, R (Mrs Robin Krabbe)
UTAS Author:Vandenberg, M (Ms Miriam Vandenberg)
UTAS Author:Murray, T (Ms Therese Murray)
ID Code:148865
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-02-16
Last Modified:2022-02-28

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