185652 Role of government in public health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:50 PM

Fiona Adshead , Deputy Chief Medical Officers (DCMO), Department of Health's, Health and Social Care Standards and Quality Group, London SW1A 2NS, England
This presentation will look at the interplay between national government and international stakeholders on public health issues. It will suggest that our success lies in our ability to make the links between theory and practice, but also across society, within societies, and more broadly with international partners, reflecting the increasingly globalised drivers of public health issues. Drawing on the work of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, it will reflect on the challenges associated with translating political vision into action, and in particular will highlight the interplay between national and international policy drivers, and the need to connect with the wider stakeholder environment in order to affect change.

Learning Objectives:
To highlight the challenges associated with translating political vision into action within policy areas which overlap national borders, offering reflections on the UK experience

Keywords: International Health, Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: as Deputy Chief Medical Officer the work I am presenting on is work I have led on within a European and English context
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.