Stigma has become increasingly recognized as a major population health concern.

Stigma has become increasingly recognized as a major population health concern. How can we stop the stigma train? Stigma is social. According to Daniel Goldberg, (of the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities) “there is ample evidence of the commonality with which health care providers, public health officials and policymakers channel and intensify stigma against the least well-off.” The foundations of stigma are firmly rooted in social structures. Even before a person seeks health services, they are already more likely to have experienced stigma in multiple social domains. Learn how religious beliefs, evolutionary perspectives, chronic pain disability, and the opioid epidemic are all tied to social and health stigma. Daniel Goldberg’s Introduction on Stigma & Health: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1073110517750581?journalCode....