A recipe for action: using wider evidence for a healthier UK: A collection of essays exploring why we need trans-disciplinary approaches to improve the public's health

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A selection of essays written by individuals from a diverse range of industries and specialisms, reflecting on the case study of child obesity.

Together they illustrate how different disciplines and professional practices conceptualise evidence and how they reason about moving from evidence to taking action.

They also show that a broad range of disciplines and professional practices share similar goals.

It is increasingly recognised that addressing the current challenges facing people’s long-term health outcomes in the UK isn’t simply a problem of research translation and access to existing evidence.

It is a more fundamental problem: the evidence relevant to population-level action for long-term population health benefit – and the support to produce such evidence – is limited.

Producing such evidence requires current public health challenges to be viewed as social, economic, political and cultural phenomena. It requires a wider set of disciplines to be deployed to both understand and address the challenges effectively.

A recipe for action: using wider evidence for a healthier UK, presents a selection of essays written by individuals from a diverse range of industries and specialisms, reflecting on the case study of child obesity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages18-23
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationThe Health Foundation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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