Public health aspires to generate the social, economic, and cultural conditions that can create health. This work, by definition, must involve collaboration across sectors. Historically, academic public health has achieved much success partnering with the public sector toward achieving its goals. Our partnership with the private sector, however, has been less straightforward. And yet, there seems to be little question that a genuine engagement with the private sector is necessary to generate the conditions that can foster a healthier world. This symposium aims to address the issues associated with private sector-academic public health collaborations with the goal of developing best practices that can maximize the benefits and limit the pitfalls.
Cohosted with Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Featuring Amy Fairchild, School of Public Health, University of Texas A&M; and Yao Sodahlon, Mectizan Donation Program