How can public health professionals and researchers best address the commercial determinants of health, defined by Anna Gilmore as “the ways in which corporations influence human health and inequalities”? At a recent session at the World Congress on Public Health, a panel of researchers discussed this question.
Professor Gilmore was the organizer of the session and Professor Mark Petticrew from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine served as moderator. As well as Professor Gilmore, the following researchers presented at this session:
Prof David Miller, School for Policy, University of Bristol on Understanding how corporations both drive & use neoliberalism to block progress in public health
Prof Sharon Friel, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University on Manufacturing epidemics: industry influence on trade and governance and how to address it, and
Prof Nick Freudenberg, School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York on Twenty-first century capitalism & commercial determinants of health: what are the connections? View the slides from these presentations here.