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The Public Health-Human Values Connection

The Public Health Human Values Connection By Exaltacion E. Lamberte

This book addresses effects that public health policy has on people’s lives. From Marcos to Aquino, from central administration to devolution, it explores the role of political leadership and program orientation and delivery in the area of public health in improving people’s well-being and advancing human values. It examines how the Philippine government advanced the human value of well-being and in what way public health policies and programs advanced human values other than health well-being. It is argued that although the Marcos and Aquino administrations made some strides in the advancement of the health well-being of the Filipino people, their outcomes varied because the inputs of the two administrations differed. The policy premise underlying the government’s intervention played a critical role since it influenced the direction and thrusts of the programs and the manner by which they were implemented. This book shows that the two administrations advanced the health well-being of the Filipinos and that the policies and strategies adopted produced both positive and negative consequences on human values.

Published by De La Salle University, Press, Inc.or DLSU Press, Inc.

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