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NPHL: Striving for Health Equity through Medical, Public Health, and Legal Collaboration

Tuesday, September 3, 2019  
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Q&A: Striving for Health Equity through Medical, Public Health, and Legal Collaboration

The connection between health and social factors like housing, food security, education and exposure to violence is clear. So, too, are the challenges faced by a health care system that is increasingly expected to address these connections despite the disconnection between treating individual symptoms and participating in population-level strategies to reduce barriers to good health. In this Q&A, the authors of this article from the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics explore how partnerships among health, public health, and legal experts are essential to addressing the upstream causes of poor health.