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What is Policy, Systems and Environmental Change?

Policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes are strategic and deliberate ways of addressing public health issues. Traditionally, health education programs focused on individual behavior change, assuming that if you teach people what will make them healthy, they will find a way to do it. Unfortunately, being healthy is not just about individual choices. Where you live affects how you live and you simply cannot make healthy decisions if healthy options are not accessible and easily available. By changing laws, rules and environments, PSE strategies ensure healthy choices are practical available and accessible.

This video, produced by our colleagues at the University of Minnesota explains PSE.

Policy Change

Systems Change

Environmental Change

To learn how policies, systems and the environment influence one family’s health, please view this video [1] from our friends at the University of Minnesota.