Activity 3.4: Health in the wider environment
Some of these issues are ones of public policy, which is the responsibility of local and national government. Even at this level, however, practitioners who work in health or education, and are aware of these issues, can play a part. You could encourage the community to take action around an issue that affects children’s health; for example, around accidents or local pollution.
The impact of these wider factors on health and health workers’ involvement in advocacy and community mobilisation are discussed in Module 4.