Healthcare Policy and Law Discussion 1
Assignment: Share your thoughts regarding the public policy implications of the
government suing the tobacco industry. Comment on the role of the
government vis-à-vis the scope and function of public health. Discuss
how much influence lobby groups should have on public health policy. Expectations: 1 page, 3 cited sources from required reading.
Read Chapters 1 and 2 of the following text:
Wing, K. R., & Gilbert, B. (2007). The law and the public’s health. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Health Policies. (2011).
Brownson, R., Chriqui, J., & Stamatakis, K. (2009). Understanding evidence-based public health policy. American Journal of Public Health, 99(9), 1576-1583. Retrieved from ABI/INFORM Global.
Magnusson, R. S. (2007). Mapping the scope and opportunities for public health law in liberal democracies. The Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, 35(4), 571-587.
Roberts, D. (2008). The American people speak out on health care. Public Manager, 37(4), 91-93. Retrieved from ABI/INFORM Global.