How Political Science Can Contribute to Public Health: A Response to Gagnon and Colleagues

Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, ON, Canada

2 School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

3 Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa, ON, Canada

4 Sudbury & District Health Unit, Sudbury, ON, Canada

5 Champlain LHIN, Ottawa, ON, Canada

6 Public Health Department-Niagara Region, Niagara, ON, Canada

7 Oxford County Public Health, Woodstock, ON, Canada

8 Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Cornwall, ON, Canada


Main Subjects

Dear Editor,

As public health scholars and practitioners, we read the perspective offered in “Why and How Political Science Can Contribute to Public Health? Proposals for Collaborative Research Avenues”  by Gagnon et al1 with great interest... (Read more...)

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  • Receive Date: 16 August 2017
  • Revise Date: 06 September 2017
  • Accept Date: 19 August 2017
  • First Publish Date: 01 March 2018