Workshop report: Transforming economics and governance for better health

Sunday 02 December 2012

Climate change, chronic disease, deforestation, obesity, corporate power, food insecurity, and government policy stalemates - all reflect the failure of our current systems to deal with core challenges in modern societies. What are the remedies for healthy, sustainable societies? Attended by public health and climate researchers, practitioners and advocates, this workshop held in Adelaide on 9th September explored a systems approach to public health, looking at the systemic drivers behind ill-health and ecological decline and climate change. Reforming systems of economics and governance for better health was explored and pathways to healthy sustainable societies discussed. A Summary Report on workshop outcomes is available here. The Workshop Flyer is available here (pdf) and Program here.