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Governance, commissioning and public health

Linda Marks


Drawing on in-depth case studies across England, this book argues that governance and population health are inextricably linked. Using original research, it shows how these links can be illustrated at a local level through commissioning practice related to health and wellbeing. Exploring the impact of governance on decision-making, Governance, commissioning and public health analyses how principles, such as social justice, and governance arrangements, including standards and targets, influence local strategies and priorities for public health investment. In developing 'public health governance ... More

Keywords: governance, commissioning, public health, priority-setting, incentives, public involvement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447304944
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447304944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Marks, author
Centre for Public Policy and Health, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University