Carol Easley Allen

carol_easley_allenCarol Easley Allen, PhD, RN views public health problems in relation to larger social questions. She encourages others to examine how public health issues fit into a political and social context and, in turn, how political and social considerations influence public health.As president of the American Association of Public Health in 2000, Allen furthered the dialogue on such questions as how society constructs health problems; how the poor, racial/ethic minorities, and women are viewed; how choices are made regarding national priorities such as funding; who is considered “deserving” and who is not; how people’ self-view affects their view of others—do people help one another or compete with one another?

More to come… this excerpt taken from American Journal of Public Health.

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