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Part VIII Mobilizing for Health and Human Rights

Human rights workers and practitioners of public health share common concerns for the well-being of people, the alleviation of suffering and want, and the promotion of social justice. The potential for cooperation between these two committed groups has advanced considerably over the past decade or so as scholars, practitioners, administrators, and activists grapple with the differences in disciplinary language and with limited opportunities for contact. It is the intention of the American Public Health Association (APHA) to join others in bridging these differences, so that the combined efforts of these groups can be focused on the shared goal of bettering the human condition around the world.