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“Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting the health and well-being of whole populations, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.”

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Guide to giving feedback in NIHR public involvement

A recent paper in Health Expectations by Professor Elspeth Mathie et al has highlighted that giving feedback to patients, carers and the public is not yet integral to the research process. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hex.12684?af=R& The study funded by the NIHR CLAHRC East of England and involving 68 public contributors and 39 researchers, found that 19% public contributors […]

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Showcase was on Global Public Health 8 May

This year’s showcase was in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Cambridge Centre for Global Health research, Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre, Cambridge Global Health Partnerships, the Global Challenges Initiative and Cambridge Africa.   Agenda: 9.00   Registration, poster viewings and coffee 9.30 Welcome by Professor Carol Brayne, Cambridge Institute of Public Health 9.30   Session 1 “Africa”: […]

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inequalities

Conference “Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death” 1 June

St John’s College Reading Group on Health Inequalities  is holding a one day interdisciplinary conference at the Old Divinity School in St John’s College: “Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death” including a Public Lecture: “Development of social behaviour in children from infancy: neurobiological, relational and situational interactions”  More information and registration  

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TM and Chloe talk

Professor Dame Theresa Marteau discusses her life as a scientist

Chloe Gamlin, University of Cambridge medical student and President of the student society for general practitioners at Cambridge, asks leading behavioural scientist Professor Dame Theresa Marteau to describe her career and how being a woman has influenced her work. Chloe: In your opinion, what is the greatest public health challenge we are currently facing, and […]

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morality

Mapping Morality in Global Health Conference 26-27 June

A two-day conference that brings together experts from across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, epidemiology, history, politics, philosophy and theology to discuss some of the most interesting and pressing questions of morality arising in contemporary global health. 26 – 27 June Alison Richard Building 7 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DT http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27450

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Sustainable Health Manifesto published

This manifesto attempts to summarize the Sustainable Health Symposium that was held in Cambridge in July, 2017. The symposium included conversations on the transformative shift from sickness to wellness, from products to services, towards innovative and frugal technological solutions that support people, communities, the planet, and a new health operating system. What we have learned […]

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