Public Health and Public Goods

Public Health Ethics 4 (3):251-259 (2011)
Jonathan Anomaly
University of San Diego
It has become increasingly difficult to distinguish public health from tangentially related fields like social work. I argue that we should reclaim the more traditional conception of public health as the provision of health-related public goods. The public goods account has the advantage of establishing a relatively clear and distinctive mission for public health. It also allows a consensus of people with different comprehensive moral and political commitments to endorse public health measures, even if they disagree about precisely why they are desirable.
Keywords Public Goods  Public Health
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DOI 10.1093/phe/phr027
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