Proportional Responsibility: a conceptual framework for public health interventions?
HSRP SEMINAR SERIES 2017-2018
Presenter: Natalie is a post-doc research fellow in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy, working on a project looking at how to get complex systems thinking embedded in public health work.
Summary: Most public health interventions on diet place responsibility on individuals, for example, to use information to make healthy food choices; on a population level, such strategies are ineffectual. In this talk, I will present ‘proportional responsibility’, an idea that emerged from my research that suggests we need responsibility for healthy eating to be proportional to the amount of influence any group in the food system has on the determinants of diet.