Liberation Health and the Role of the Public Health Leader


The following short report lays the groundwork for rethinking the practice and implications of public health leadership in the context of liberation health. Liberation health reduces to a universal idea:health is freedom. In short, everyone holds a subjective notion of health and, within certain bounds, has the right to promote and maintain that health. This report briefly describes liberation health, discusses the implications of liberation health for public health leadership, and outlines two needed transformations in moving towards a liberation health model of leadership. The report details areas for future research on this topic among public health leaders and within public health curricula.

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Keeler, C. (2013). Liberation Health and the Role of the Public Health Leader. Open Journal of Leadership, 2, 82-84. doi: 10.4236/ojl.2013.24012.

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