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There are 2 comments on Social Movements and the Creation of Conditions That Make People Healthy

  1. I really like your topic and think it a necessary and critical concept for public health. I would however like to point out that on closer inspection the tobacco and motor vehicle efforts are unlike the kind of social movement that will be needed for social issues that affect vulnerable, marginalized groups for many reasons. There is a lot of literature on that as well.

  2. Thank you for the note. I agree that different causes will require different levers to create social momentum, and that issues that affect vulnerable marginalized populations will require a particular set of circumstances. More on the broader issue of social movements, we are at a particularly interesting time around social movements around firearms, seeing the issue emerge from the ‘progressive activist side’ to the mainstream (as evidenced best by the NY T editorial this weekend). One hopes that this may be a turning point.

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