Multinational corporations and addictive disorders: Analytic framework and sites for public health intervention
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Explain with the epidemiologic cascade and bow-tie frameworks how relations among corporations, government, consumers of corporate products, and professional groups have an impact on addiction to corporate products. Show how the epidemiologic cascade and bow-tie knot frameworks can instruct the epidemiology of addictive disorders and guide selection of preventive measures . Give one example each of public health interventions that a) can be conducted within existing policies; b) require a change in policies; and c) require a systemic change in the relations of the corporations.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have done research and teaching on health care systems for the past three decades. During the past 7 years I have done research and published on corporation-induced diseases and disorders (e.g. Journal of Urban Health 2008),public health infrastructure (e.g. chapter in the book The Bottom Line and Public Health, Oxford University Press, 2010), and developed the concept of Epidemiologic Cascade Framework (last presented at the APHA annual meeting in 2012).
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.