The Importance of Public Health Policies in the Social - Economic Development of Romania

Mihaela Tomaziu-Todosia

Abstract


For each individual, as well as for the entire community, health is one of the most important factors that ensure life and activity. Health care is not only a problem of healthcare but also a problem of a profound social nature, making it an integral part of all the social and economic development conditions. The right to health is conditioned by the health system and the socio-economic factors, which are reflected in the health of the population. The way in which this system is organized is a determinant of the individual's and community's health, putting their mark on the whole of their lives. Human health seen in the concept of public health is based on the individual's health as a component of the health of the population. Areas of approaches are diverse and start from existing health problems such as the state of the environment, socio-economic development or political governance. To ensure health protection, the governments of the world tend to include health in development programs through public policy. This article aims to bring to the attention of readers the importance of social and economic development and the importance of public health policies in this respect. Also, the inequalities existing in Romania regarding access to health services are an area of general interest, as it affects society as a whole.


Keywords


health policies; development; health determinants; inequalities.

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