The mission of CCDH is to understand, analyze and address the growing burden of mortality, morbidity, and disability from commercial determinants of health globally.
The center strives to bring a trans-disciplinary perspective, scientific rigor, and evidence informed approaches to studying the transforming role of industry in public health nationally and globally, including ethical, legal and social implications; heath and development; and implications for health systems strengthening, regulatory and policy guidance.
The center will be driven with a sense of social justice and have a special focus on vulnerable populations around the world including children, adolescents, youth, women, urban slums, and the poor.
The main objectives of the CCDH include:
- To develop theories, concepts, frameworks and methods for the study of CDoH around the world
- To conduct multi-disciplinary, rigorous scientific research on commercial determinants of health
- To support evidence-based advocacy to address commercial determinants of health
- To influence the inclusion of sound policies and regulations on CDoH globally
- To train and build capacity on research and action on commercial determinants of health globally
- To mobilize resources for a sustainable research enterprise with meaningful impact
The CCDH employs the following strategies to accomplish its mission and objectives:
- Analysis including conceptual analysis, rigorous research (epidemiological studies, intervention trials, assessment of health impact of CDoH) and monitoring and evaluation of interventions, policies and regulations that affect CDoH
- Understanding ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of commercial determinants of health
- Dissemination and communication to public, private sector and civil society
- Convening of thought leaders, experts, and stakeholder groups to facilitate discussion and production of ideas locally, nationally and globally around CDoH
- Collaboration and partnership with public sector, non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and donor organizations and engagement with private sector
- Training and capacity building activities including long- and short-term, online and executive courses
- Providing technical assistance to public and private sector and non-governmental organizations
- Using modern digital, mobile and electronic technologies and advanced intelligence systems to counter gaps in commercial determinants of health