Epidemiology and community health: a strained connection?

Soc Sci Med. 1987;25(8):895-903. doi: 10.1016/0277-9536(87)90259-0.


It is argued that currently prevailing concepts of the scientific status and appropriate mode of operation of epidemiology fall short of those required for the development of effective strategies to promote health in the everyday world. The need, at present unmet, exists for an experimentally meaningful and politically aware theory and method in health research and practice.

MeSH terms

  • Community Medicine*
  • Community Participation
  • Epidemiology*
  • Health Policy
  • Legislation as Topic
  • Public Health