New York University Etiology General Discussion Post

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I’m working on a public health discussion question and need support to help me learn.

How is etiology defined in regards to mental health issues? In community planning, why is it important to assess the community with evidence-based reasoning rather than by “gut” or emotional feelings? What are the consequences of emotional etiology or lack of knowledge of risk factors when assessing a community for risk factors?

Read “Long-Term Sustainability of Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions and Community Coalitions Survival: A five and one-half year follow-up study,” by Johnson et al., from Prevention Science (2017).