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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
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