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Am J Public Health. 2006 Mar;96(3):406-9. Epub 2006 Jan 31.

Public health asks of systems science: to advance our evidence-based practice, can you help us get more practice-based evidence?

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  • 1UCSF CCC Population Sciences, Box 0981, San Francisco, CA 94143-0981, USA. lwgreen@comcast.net

Abstract

Public health asks of systems science, as it did of sociology 40 years ago, that it help us unravel the complexity of causal forces in our varied populations and the ecologically layered community and societal circumstances of public health practice. We seek a more evidence-based public health practice, but too much of our evidence comes from artificially controlled research that does not fit the realities of practice. What can we learn from our experience with sociology in the past that might guide us in drawing effectively on systems science?

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