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Societal impact

Our activities attract considerable media attention, as illustrated by the large number of items in newspapers referring to our research. In most years the top 10 of media events involving Erasmus MC activities includes our department.

In 2010, Johan Mackenbach wrote his book "Ziekte in Nederland: volksgezondheid tussen biologie en politiek" [Disease in the Netherlands: Population health between biology and politics]. His core message was that 50% of all diseases can be attributed to avoidable causes. This message received large media attention.
Table with number of quantitative indicators of our societal impact.

table: Indicators Societal impact