Is Advertising a Social Determinant of Health—You Bet!

Herbert-Magee S. Is advertising a social determinant of health—you bet! Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. As a 1980s child growing up in a drug-infested housing project, mass advertising by hospitals and insurance companies had no bearing on my community. On the airwaves, private hospitals promoted state-of-the-art facilities and rehabilitation centers.  TV commercials touted porcelain, well-heeled, […]