Social Medicine

healthThe term ‘social medicine’ was the term used before it was replaced by ‘public health’. I rather prefer ‘social medicine’. For me it better captures that sense of skillful health interventions in the right place, remedies suited to people and place, as well as the fact that it’s as much about people and communities and people as it is about community farms and renewable energy.

While Transition and public health have, until now, largely run in parallel, there is a strong case for moving the two closer together.

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