public health ethics given belowprinciples W r i t i n g

public health ethics given belowprinciples W r i t i n g

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Principles of the Ethical
Practice of Public Health
Principles of the Ethical
Practice of Public Health

1. Public health should address principally the fundamental causes of disease and requirements for
health, aiming to prevent adverse health outcomes.

2. Public health should achieve community health in a way that respects the rights of individuals in
the community.

3. Public health policies, programs, and priorities should be developed and evaluated through
processes that ensure an opportunity for input from community members.

4. Public health should advocate and work for the empowerment of disenfranchised community members, aiming to ensure that the basic resources and conditions necessary for health are accessible to all.

5. Public health should seek the information needed to implement effective policies and programs
that protect and promote health.

6. Public health institutions should provide communities with the information they have that is
needed for decisions on policies or programs and should obtain the community’s consent for
their implementation.

7. Public health institutions should act in a timely manner on the information they have within the
resources and the mandate given to them by the public.

8. Public health programs and policies should incorporate a variety of approaches that anticipate
and respect diverse values, beliefs, and cultures in the community.

9. Public health programs and policies should be implemented in a manner that most enhances the
physical and social environment.

10. Public health institutions should protect the confidentiality of information that can bring harm
to an individual or community if made public. Exceptions must be justified on the basis of the
high likelihood of significant harm to the individual or others.

11. Public health institutions should ensure the professional competence of their employees.

12. Public health institutions and their employees should engage in collaborations and affiliations in
ways that build the public’s trust and the institution’s effectiveness.