Creating healthy communities

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Have you read a book that was the foundational piece for your career? Most of you are probably thinking, yes, absolutely.  The book that has been by my side since 1996 is called The Strategy of Preventive Medicine by Geoffrey Rose.The following quote by Geoffrey Rose has framed my career: “Medicine has indeed delivered effective answers to some health problems and it has found the means to lessen the symptoms of many others, but, by and large, we remain with the necessity to do something about the incidence of disease, and that means a new partnership between the health-services and all those whose decisions influence the determinants of incidence. The primary determinants of disease are mainly economic and social, and; therefore, its remedies much also be economic and social.”My personal mission in my career is to help create healthy communities throughout the nation. Specifically, I’m interested in learning about and creating solutions related to the social determinants of health. So, the natural question that you may be asking yourself is: “Why are you, Angela Russell, working at an insurance company?” continue reading »last_img

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