Piette: Time to address 'VAST' needs

May 22, 2018

Piette: Time to address 'VAST' needs

American Journal of Public Health

Public health problems such as substance use, obesity, and chronic pain happen in the context of one's overall lived experience, and these problems are VAST - rooted in Violence, Addiction, Social isolation, and Traumatic life events, John Piette, Ph.D., MSc, writes in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health. "VAST needs affect lives as a syndrome of interrelated causes and effects, and short-term solutions are unlikely to produce lasting change," Piette argues. "Although we cannot always change that reality, our proposed remedies must at least reflect it."

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