Moving Upstream To Advance Understanding of and Ways To Address The Commercial Determinants of Health

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.