The evolution of health policy: transition to the governance paradigm for health

Document Type : Research Article


1 Professor of political science, Tehran University

2 PhD student of public policy, Tehran University


In recent decades, health as a social goal that requires cooperation, has led to develop a range of policy mechanisms.To find, introduce and analyze the concept transformation of health policy is the main purpose of this qualitative study; To reveal how it evolved and the reliability foundations and boundaries of action to be recognized. Results of the study shows; "intersectoral actions”, “healthy public policy”, “health in all policies” are The three main policy waves, that Along with political paradigm shift, appear a new perspective of "governance for health. The transition to a governance model, highly networked, multi-level and multi-stakeholder, Based on the mobilization of the "whole of government" and "whole of society" for health, is the important part of the political and social commitment to justice and sustainable development


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