Using the Population Health Approach on Recent Public Health Issues

  • Journal Article

Teaching Strategy Description:

Students are asked to find a Canadian news article about a health issue that has occurred in the last two years, identify the population, and write a 7-10 page paper using Hamilton and Bhatti (1995) Population Health Approach. Students include dimensions of how (strategies), who (levels of action), and what (determinants of health), and use 2-5 scholarly articles to support their position.

Teaching Context:

  • Third-year Community and Population Health theory course


Hamilton, N., & Bhatti, T. (1995). Population health promotion: An integrated model of population health and health         promotion. Working Paper, Ottawa, ON: Health Promotion Development Division, Health Canada.


Submitted by:  Dr. Tracey Rickards, University of New Brunswick

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