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Prevention diaries : the practice and pursuit of health for all / Larry Cohen.

Cohen, Larry, 1947 May 21- [Browse]
  • New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
xv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary note:
"How do trees help reduce violence? What do roads have to do with chronic disease? Prevention Diaries illuminates the unexpected (yet foreseeable) things that shape our health, and provides the keys to realizing vitality and wellbeing in the U.S. (and around the world). With passion, wisdom, and humor, internationally-recognized prevention expert Larry Cohen draws on 30-plus years of experience to build the case for prioritizing health throughout society. From healthcare to business practices, urban development to agriculture, Cohen demonstrates that many of the illnesses and injuries that burden the U.S. are entirely preventable through commonsense solutions. Prevention Diaries provides effective alternatives to the U.S.'s reliance on a healthcare system that focuses on sickness and treatment--and explains how health happens in our communities and homes, not just at the doctor's office. The U.S. system is in crisis precisely because it systematically neglects prevention and wellness. This requires shifting the way our society perceives and approaches health, exposing our overreliance on individual solutions, rather than taking action to prevent disease and injury before they occur. Diaries shows the reader why prevention is the solution. Telling individuals to be healthier won't succeed if they live and work in unsafe places that promote unhealthy products and behaviors. Working together to support community solutions that increase opportunities for health and safety--like safe access to parks and healthful housing--sets the foundation for a healthier country. Prevention Diaries makes it clear that as the U.S. works to ensure everyone can access medical services, we also must make health, not just healthcare, universally accessible and available"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 9780190623821 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
  • 0190623829 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
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