Why Should Businesses Support Public Health?

Inge Myburgh, Ron Z. Goetzel, Enid Chung Roemer, Karen B. Kent

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The COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity to gain support from the business community for rebuilding a more effective and resilient public health infrastructure in the U.S. This commentary provides the rationale for more engaged business involvement in efforts to promote public health during the time of COVID-19. Drawing on the current pandemic, the commentary highlights the implications of a fragmented public health system for businesses and the nation at large, the shortcomings of which are apparent as never before.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)900-903
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • COVID-19
  • business
  • health disparities
  • health policy
  • interventions
  • investment
  • opportunity
  • public health
  • strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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