To develop strategies that improve Americans’ health and well-being, through evidence-based policymaking and the promotion of medical innovation.
Joel M. Zinberg
Joel M. Zinberg is the Director of the Paragon Health Institute’s Public Health and American Well-Being Initiative. He has been involved with health policy issues and the interaction between law and medicine for his entire career. Dr. Zinberg is also currently a senior fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
- Personal characteristics, including behaviors and genetics, are generally more important determinants of health and well-being than health insurance or medical care.
- Medical innovation is a key factor in improving health.
- Government interventions can be counterproductive and decrease health and well-being.
- Private initiatives and market forces can be more effective than government programs for improving health and addressing public health emergencies.
- The American people, armed with clear information and the ability to exercise choice, are key players in improving the nation’s health.