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The Health of People
How the social sciences can improve population health



© 2017 | 96 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
As Britain ages amid austerity, more and more people will suffer from long-term health conditions.  Obesity and diabetes are on the rise.  Mental health problems are widespread.  Tobacco and addictions are well-known killers.  Each condition brings high costs, both financial and social.  Meanwhile, budgets for the NHS, social care and public health are being squeezed.  Despite this potential crisis, new opportunities are emerging to support both healthcare providers and the population.  Advances in understanding will change how behaviour can prevent and mitigate ill health.  Our approach to health must become more ‘social’.
 
The Health of People – a report compiled by the Campaign for Social Sciences – investigates a range of ways to cut the cost of health interventions and to improve patient outcomes as well as ways of preventing people becoming patients.  The report includes arguments for and case studies in favour of a more rounded, social science informed view of health and wellbeing.  It concludes with an invitation to clinicians and policy makers to think outside the box of ‘care’ about the causes and prevention of ill health.
 
Introduction
 
Healthy behaviour: promoting population behaviour change
 
Understanding behaviour change
 
Strategies to encourage and support changes in health-related behaviours
 
Self-management of illness and long-term conditions
 
Behaviour change and implications for health service delivery
 
Social sciences and data
 
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Campaign for Social Science

The Campaign for Social Science was launched in 2011 to advocate social science to the UK Government and to the public, at a time of significant change in the higher education system. It campaigns for the restoration of the post of Government Chief Social Science Advisor and the retention of large-scale longitudinal research programmes. It also promotes social science in the media and on the web and organises road shows and other events to emphasise the value of social science. As of January 2015, the Campaign was supported by 80 universities, learned societies, charities and publishers. See http://campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/ for more... More About Author

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