Law and ethics in population health are having a renaissance. Once fashionable during the Industrial and Progressive eras, the ideals of population health began to wither with the rise of liberalism in the late twentieth century. In its place came a sharpened focus on personal and economic freedom. Political attention shifted from population health to individual health and from public health to private medicine. This article articulates a rational for the salience of population health and offers an action agenda for improving the health of the population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy