Corporations and Health: The Need to Combine Forces to Improve Population Health

Document Type : Editorial


1 Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

2 Aston University, Birmingham, UK

3 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

4 University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

5 FIAN Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

6 Health Promotion and Community Health Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

7 Global and Community Health Department, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

8 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


The recent concerns raised about commercial determinants of health (CDoH) are not new. Numerous organizations around the world are working on these issues. These groups have emerged in response to specific issues and contexts and bring with them a diversity of interests, worldviews and strategies for change. In creating the ‘Governance, Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Public Health’ network in 2018, our hope was to broaden our engagement with other actors advocating for change and strengthen our collective efforts. For academics, this requires moving further beyond the collective comfort zone of peer-reviewed publications, working with the media and those with political expertise, and learning from and supporting other stakeholders with a common vision.


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Volume 11, Issue 7
July 2022
Pages 871-873
  • Receive Date: 06 August 2021
  • Revise Date: 04 December 2021
  • Accept Date: 10 May 2022
  • First Publish Date: 10 May 2022