Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement:
Headline: Seminar: Commercial detriments of health (can we respond and how?)
Commercial determinants arise from the economic frameworks, forces and values that underlie and permeate all aspects of society. They are of fundamental importance for health status, inequalities, trends, and outcomes. While relevant to both communicable and noncommunicable disease, commercial determinants are most sharply obvious in some of Martin’s key research interests: alcohol, tobacco and nutrition. They are of equal importance to the need for planetary health. This talk will explore the following questions: how did the importance of commercial determinants arise, how do they relate to political determinants, and what can the public health community do to respond?