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Richard A. Goodman, Richard E. Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez, Gene W. Matthews, Mark Rothstein, and Karen Foster

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.001.0001

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Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases

Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases

Law in Public Health Practice

Angela K. McGowan

Ross C. Brownson

Lynne S. Wilcox

George A. Mensah

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the legal and policy interventions for preventing and controlling chronic disease. It describes legal authorities and controversies, then covers practice considerations in relation to three examples: cardiovascular health, diabetes, and physical activity. The chapter concludes by briefly discussing several emerging issues that should be considered as this topic continues to evolve.

Keywords:   public health practice, legal practice, health policy, cardiovascular health, diabetes, physical activity

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