Introducing Neuroendocrinology to bridge health sciences and social sciences for positive social cohesion outcomes

Author(s): Kelli Kemenah Mauric

The history of the term, social cohesion, involves the research fields of social science, political science, and health science. Social science is the study of human society and social relationships. Political science is the analysis of political behavior and the study of politics at the state and national levels of government. Health science is the study of the human body itself and the human body’s response to its environment, also known as human science and includes the study of psychology. Public Health focuses on communities rather than individuals. Community is researched for data on health behaviors, physical environment, social economics, clinical care. Health behaviors includes data on tobacco, diet, exercise, alcohol, drug, and sexual activity. Physical environment data includes air and water quality, housing, and transportation. Social economics includes data on education, employment, income, family and social support, and community safety. Clinical care is data on access to and quality of healthcare. The Healthy People initiative of the US Department of Health and Human Services (https://www.healthypeople.gov/), views the practice of public health to involve partnerships within community, health and social services, industry and business, academia, and the media.