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Making things happen versus watching them?
  1. John R Ashton

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    It is said that there are three types of people: people who make things happen, people who watch things happening, and people who wonder what happened. Making things happen is at the heart of public health practice, but so to is observation and reflection. A balanced public health practitioner should be neither exclusively a doer, nor observer nor analyst, the artificial dichotomy between public health practice and academic life has not served us well, we need to strive for synthesis.

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