The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how deeply interconnected health and economics are. But can policymakers put health front-and-centre of economic conversations beyond the pandemic? Joining us on this episode of Policy Forum Pod to discuss health, equity and the wellbeing economy is Professor Sharon Friel.
How does Australia’s economic system affect our health? And in the wake of the devastating coronavirus pandemic, what practical steps can policymakers take to ensure health and wellbeing are central to the country’s economic decision-making in the long term? On this episode in our special Policy Forum Pod mini-series on the wellbeing economy, Professor Sharon Friel joins Professor Sharon Bessell and Dr Arnagretta Hunter to discuss health, equity, and the wellbeing economy.
Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance. She is also Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity.
Sharon Bessell is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Gender Equity and Diversity at Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU.
Arnagretta Hunter is a cardiologist, physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer for ANU Medical School.
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