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English Abstract Health Policy and Social Epidemiology.
Young Jeon Shin
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 2005;38(3):252-258
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Department of Preventive Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Korea.

Major approaches of Social epidemiology; 1) holistic, ecological approach, 2) population based approach, 3) development and life-course approach, 4) contextual multi-level approach, have stressed the importance of not only social context of health and illness, but also the population based strategy in the health interventions. Ultimately, it provides the conceptual guidelines and methodological tools to lead toward the healthy public policies; integrated efforts to improve condition which people live: secure, safe, adequate, and sustainable livelihoods, lifestyles, and environments, including housing, education, nutrition, information exchange, child care, transportation, and necessary community and personal social and health services.

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