Primary prevention: co-benefits for health and the environment

Mathilde Lechat Published in the journal : January 2024 Category : Durabilité et Soins de Santé: Quels Défis pour le Futur

Summary :

This seminar summary is partly based on the work of Prof. Senn from the University Center for General Medicine and the research team from the University Center for General Medicine, University of Lausanne. Its purpose is to develop the notion of co-benefit for health and the environment. The latter is defined as the simultaneous impact on health and the environment of everyday choices and changes that people can undertake in their own lives (e.g. dietary or mobility choices). Rather than being a theoretical, abstract notion, it can be integrated into our daily practice, as illustrated by the clinical vignette presented in this article.


General Medicine, prevention, global health