Written with graduate students in mind, this balanced, cross-disciplinary text explores health policy from all directions -- theory, philosophy, ethics, history, economics, analysis, etc. -- for a complete and thorough examination of policy today. Its unique approach comprehensively explores the health policy process; looking at why we are here, how we got here, and what are the outcomes. Beginning with government, political philosophy and health policy, this comprehensive text moves before on to a thorough examination of international health comparisons, political theory and the policy process. The book concludes with health policy topical concerns, policy outcomes, and advocacy. Its broad cross-disciplinary approach to the health policy process makes this text an ideal, well-rounded resource for policy courses across the health professions.