Some public health problems such as obesity and alcohol abuse are for a substantial part preventable, to the extent that they are the result of behaviour and circumstances that can potentially be changed. Because the public health system does not possess the policy instruments to actively tackle these problems, the involvement of other policy sectors is required. Such a strategy could involve establishing intersectoral policy networks and developing integrated public health policy. As empirical support for this strategy is lacking, the aim of Dorothee Peters’s research is to gain a better understanding of the conditions required for the realisation of integrated public health policy in the Netherlands.
D.T.J.M. Peters: Policy Networks Across Portfolio Boundaries. An Analysis of Integrated Public Health Policy in Dutch Municipalities.
Prof. E.H. Klijn
Prof. K. Stronks
Dr J. Harting
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