strategy

Financing public health interventions with substantial externalities

Description:
Financing and implementing a package of public health interventions to deal with the substantial externalities surrounding infectious disease control, prevention of AIDS, environmental pollution, and behaviours (such as drunk driving) that put others at risk.
Implementation:
Measures to control the use of tobacco, alcohol and other addictive substances -- through information campaigns, taxes, bans on advertising, import controls [etc] -- can help substantially to reduce chronic lung disease, heart disease, cancer and injuries.
Values:
Health
Subjects:
Finance
Health
Public
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies