One planet regions: planetary health at the local level

Hancock, Trevor, Capon, Anthony, Dooris, Mark T orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5986-1660 and Patrick, Rebecca (2017) One planet regions: planetary health at the local level. The Lancet, 1 (3). e92-e93. ISSN 0140-6736

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One of the key lessons that can be learnt from the history of public health is that many major public health advances—from clean drinking water to tobacco control—have been led at the local level. As we enter the Anthropocene, and strive to embrace an ecosocial approach that can address the implications for population health of the global ecological changes humans are creating,1 once again much of the leadership and action will need to occur at the local level.

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