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Daniel Krewski – 2009

November 20, 2009 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Senate Chamber, N940, Ross Building, York University

Title: Population Health Risk Assessment: Theory and Practice.

Abstract: The traditional medical model of health and health policy development has focused on individuals and the role of medical care in preventing and treating disease and injury. Recent attention to health inequities and social determinants of health has raised the profile of population health and evidence based strategies for improving the health of whole populations.

At the same time, risk science has emerged as an important new discipline for the assessment and management of risks to health. This presentation traces historical developments in the fields of risk management and population health, and proposes a joint population health risk management framework that integrates the key elements of both fields. The use of the framework is illustrated through analyses of specific population health risk issues, including environmental radon, ambient air pollution, and prion diseases. Brochure - Y-File Article

Updated on August 7th, 2014.