Public health finance: A conceptual framework

Anthony D. Moulton, Paul K. Halverson, Peggy A. Honoré, Bobbie Berkowitz

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In attempt to stimulate development of public health finance as a field of practice, policy, and scholarship, this article proposes a working definition of the term “public health finance,” embeds it in the context of the maturing literature on the public health system and its infrastructure, and proposes a four-part typology that spans both public-sector and private-sector contributions to the financing of prevention and health promotion. A developmental strategy for the field-in applied research, training andeducation, and performance standards—is outlined as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • public health expenditures
  • public health finance
  • public health financial resources
  • public health spending

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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