The what is and why bother with a critical public health (04)

Black and yellow slide, reads "Question our own practices + Be an ally"

The second thing that in part defines the work of the Center for Critical Public Health, is making central the fact that public health knowledge emerging from research is also …

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Black and yellow slide with definition of public health from the American Public Health Association, "promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities where they live, work and play"

To one degree or another, all of us here today operate within the domain of public health and therefore we share some understanding about what public health is and should …

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Black and yellow presentation slide reading "The publics' experiences != The lens of the orthodoxy"

The first is that the publics — as in the publics in public health, their experiences of the world, particularly as they are structured in an inequitable society — shape …

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The what is and why bother with a critical public health (02)

xkcd comic of person sitting at desk who says they can't come to bed because "This is important. Someone is *wrong* on the internet."

Now, of course, all research has elements of critique. Academics love critiquing their peers. And, critique, of course, is an important part of the process for producing scientific knowledge. But …

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