Public health issue
To prepare for this assessment, choose one public health issue (e.g. obesity, a chronic
disease) in any country for which it is obvious that a systems thinking approach has not
been, or is not being, applied. Then in approximately 1000 words (+/- 10%):
• Describe the public health issue.
• Explain the roles of stakeholders, both within the health system and in other
sectors in addressing this issue.
• Drawing on research evidence, explain the obstacles that are preventing the
application of a systems thinking approach to thisissue.
• Based on the literature, offer suggestions (e.g. new governance arrangements)
for how a systems thinking approach could be applied to thisissue.