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Hltb40 Lecture 1 Sept 4th: Introduction and Overview
oPlays a large role in health policy and goals in your country
Definition of health (WHO)
oVery broad
Health Policy Definition (WHO)
oThey vary because of health policy and health norms around the world
oDepends where you live (culture, religion etc..)
Health Canada
oFederal responsibility act 92
oHow do the goals of health Canada related to definition of WHO and how does it
help to achieve health in Canada
oWhen thinking about the ideas (Who, what, where etc)
Health Canada Objectives
oFocused on Individual and individual goals
oWho? Which type of Canadians are being targeted
What is the role of the health policy?
oLobbiest and reforms who take actions in developing and improving health policy
in Canada
Health policy organization
Why an Anthropological Approach to Health studies
oCulture: The system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors, and artifacts
that the members of society use to cope with their world and with another, and
that are transmitted from generation to generation through learning. Culture is
time location specific and is always changing and is ever static.
Health and culture
oMedical Anthropology: Multidisciplinary, varies from area to area
Methodological Approaches
oContextualize stats
oWhat type of Canadian, where do they live, where are they more susceptible
oAnthropology has its roots to western cultures

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Hltb40 Lecture 1 Sept 4 : Introduction and Overview DEFINITIONS WHO o Plays a large role in health policy and goals in your country Definition of health (WHO)  o Very broad Health Policy Definition (WHO) o Specific o They vary because of health policy and health norms around the world o Depends where you live (culture, religion etc..) Health Canada  o Federal responsibility act 92 o How do the goals of health Canada related to definition of WHO and how does it  help to achieve health in Canada o When thinking about the ideas (Who, what, where etc) Health Canada Objectives o Focused on Individual and individual goals  o Who? Which type of Canadians are being targeted  What is the role of the health policy? o Lobbiest and reforms who take actions in developing and improving health policy  in Canada  Health policy organization  Why an Anthropological Approach to Health studies  o Culture: The system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors, and artifacts  that the members of society use to cope with their world and with another, and  that are transmitted from generation to generation through learning. Culture is  time location specific and is always changing and is ever static. Health and culture o Medical An
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