Public health and the anticorporate movement: Rationale and recommendations

William H. Wiist

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Institutions and informal networks have formed a movement that is challenging the growing power and pervasive influence of large corporations. The movement's analyses show that the historical development and current function of the corporate entity requires production of a profit regardless of consequences to health, society, or the environment, As a result, public health professionals frequently address health problems related to products, services, or practices of corporations. There are possibilities for links between public health and the anticorporate movement. Public health research and the professional preparation curriculum should focus on the corporate entity as a social structural determinant of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1370-1375
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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