American Journal of Preventive Medicine
November 2017 Volume 53, Issue 5, p567-744, e155-e200
Translating Economic Evidence for Public Health: Knowledge Brokers and the Interactive Systems Framework
Richard W. Puddy, Diane M. Hall
The May 2016 special issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on using economics to inform U.S. public health policy highlighted several ways that economics has been used in public health and suggested additional opportunities to accelerate public health impact.1 This special issue was a first of its kind, and was much needed, long overdue, and highlighted the contributions of economics in informing public health policy. Furthering this work requires sustained momentum and a broader application of economics to U.S.