Financing Primary Prevention and Health Promotion

  • Nancy Kennedy


The technological advances in health care during the 20th and 21st centuries are so incredible that they seem to offer nirvana; nonetheless, this possibility remains illusory as no country is wealthy enough to support comprehensive, sophisticated health care for all of its population. Consequently, there are health care priorities in all countries and social, economic, cultural, and political forces determine the ranking of those priorities. Regardless of where health promotion and primary prevention are ranked, financing is critical. However, despite their importance for consumers, private and nonprofit health providers, public health organizations, and policy-makers, there is little discussion about the financing of health promotion and primary prevention.


Gross Domestic Product Primary Prevention Public Health Service Local Public Health Local Health Department 
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