01 Jul, 2005 Last updated: 12 Dec, 2014

If an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure, why don’t government and societies fund health promotion appropriately? In this issue we look at what needs to be done to overcome the many barriers to investing in public health, be they economic, commercial, political, cultural or administrative.

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If an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure, why don’t government and societies fund health promotion appropriately? In this issue we look at what needs to be done to overcome the many barriers to investing in public health, be they economic, commercial, political, cultural or administrative. The articles cast light on a number of different facets of the interaction between health promotion and prevention concepts, our practice, and the decision-making processes in our society.