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Lawrence Wallack Lawrence Wallack
Dean, College of Urban and Public Affairs
Portland State University
and Emeritus Professor, Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Expertise: Public Health, Mass Media, and Social Change
 Articles
    Letter from Longview President by Lawrence Wallack, 01-30-2007
    Bridges to Change by Lawrence Wallack, 01-30-2007
Longview will build strong relationships with key constituencies
    The Common Good by Lawrence Wallack, 01-30-2007
A ladder of opportunity in dire need of repair
    Health Care Insurance Must be Made Universal by Lawrence Wallack, 01-30-2007
    Framing: More Than A Message by Lawrence Wallack, 01-30-2007
    Talking About Public Health: Developing America's "Second Language" by Lawrence Wallack, Regina Lawrence, 01-30-2007

The mission of public health—improving the health of populations—is difficult to advance in public discourse because a language to express the values animating that mission has not been adequately developed. Following on the work of Robert Bellah, Dan Beauchamp, and others, we argue that the first “language” of American culture is individualism.

A second American language of community—rooted in egalitarianism, humanitarianism, and human interconnection—serves as the first language of public health. These values resonate with many Americans but are not easily articulated. Consequently, reductionist, individualistic understandings of public health problems prevail.

Advancing the public health approach to the nation’s health challenges requires invigorating America’s second language by recognizing the human interconnection underlying the core social justice values of public health.

 Books
    News for a Change by Lawrence Wallack, 01-30-2007
Step-by-step instructions for working with the media to promote social change.
    Media Advocacy and Public Health by Lawrence Wallack, 01-30-2007
 Links
    Larry Wallack on universal health care. by Lawrence Wallack, 01-30-2007
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 News Items
    Lawrence Wallack: Retelling the American story by Lawrence Wallack, 07-17-2007
Americans pride ourselves on self-reliance, but we also celebrate our ability to come together as a community to solve common problems, writes Lawrence Wallack. In this cogent meditation on America’s national stories, Wallack argues that our recent focus on individualistic values must now give way to a sense of shared purpose as America confronts the challenges of economic inequality and environment change.

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