Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health - CPATH

CPATH Publications
TPP and Public Health 2016
Public Health on Fast Track: to House W&M 4-22-15
Support Our Work!
Campaign: Public Health Voice in Trade Policy
Tobacco Control and the TPP
CPATH on Leaked TPP IP Text
Mexico, Chile on TPP-Tobacco
Tobacco & Trade Consortium 2013
2012: Health Advocates Assert Carve-Out; U.S. Weak TPP/Tobacco Proposal
TPP Forums Jan 2012
Trans Pacific Partnership
Tobacco and Trade Publications
Trade Advisory Committees December 2010
Key Trade Agreements - CPATH Analysis and Commentary
Special 301 Hearings: Change Course!
CPATH at APHA 2009 Trade Advisory Committees
CPATH EVENT Aug. 26 2009: CAFTA and Access to Meds
Trade and Health Forum Program APHA Nov. 2009
About CPATH - Overview
CPATH Article: CAFTA Impact on Meds, Prices
Press Release: CPATH on CAFTA in Health Affairs
CAFTA aumenta los precios de medicamentos
Congressional Hearing on Trade Advisory Committees
Towards Change: Korea; Peru; Public Health Objectives
Trade & Health at APHA 2008
Global Trade Events at APHA November 2007
Thailand's Compulsory Licenses for Medicines
Globalization and Health Resource Center - Overview
Key Issues
CPATH Publications
Related Resources
CPATH Presentations
CPATH at US Social Forum 2007
Monterey Forum 2005
FTAA Forum
Public Health Summary Statements on Free Trade Agreements
Sign-On Statements
Terms of Use
More About CPATH

CPATH Publications

CPATH’s documents and information have been widely distributed and translated to health advocacy and professional organizations as well as to grassroots coalitions, including the People’s Health Movement and the World Organization of the Right of People to Health Care, in the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean, and in South America. CPATH’s information and analysis has also assisted new groups in becoming active voices in the trade debate, and in advocating directly with policy-makers to protect health and access to vital human services.

International trade agreements: a threat to tobacco control policy, E R Shaffer, J E Brenner, and T P Houston, Tobacco Control 2005;14:ii19-ii25; BMJ Publishing Group Ltd;

Click here for full article

“Global Trade and Public Health,” American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), January 2005, identifies important challenges raised by global trade for public health and democracy, and calls for greater engagement and action from health activists and advocates. AJPH is a publication often cited by health activists and advocates, and is distributed to 50,000 American Public Health Association (APHA) members (advocates and professionals) as well as to libraries nationally and internationally. CPATH distributed the article directly via email and listserv to thousands of contacts.

Click here to download AJPH 2005

“Trade and Health Care: Corporatizing Vital Human Services” – CPATH directors contributed this chapter in the book, Sickness and Wealth: The Corporate Assault on Global Health, published by South End Press. The book has been widely distributed nationally and used by community-based activists and organizers.

Click here to download chapter

Click here to download chapter endnotes

“Trade and Health: Reformulating Global Governance to Advance Public Health.” – CPATH presented a working paper on alternative policies to promote health in an era of global trade at the first gathering of the Global Policy Innovations Project, a project of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. The meeting, Promoting Real Choices for a Changing World, was attended by social, economic, and environmental justice activist leaders from across the globe, in September, 2004. These leaders provided commentary and proposed suggestions for the paper, as well as discussing effective ways in which the paper would serve their constituencies. CPATH has since continued to communicate and work with a number of these leaders in the global south about how to tailor the paper for use by their constituencies and in their communities around the world. Please send an email to to participate in evolving this paper.

Click here for Executive Summary

Click here for full report

• CPATH’s analysis of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), "The FTAA: Health Hazard for the Americas? Accountability in International Trade Agreements," first produced in November, 2003, was reprinted in both journal and book chapter form during 2004.

Click here for full report

“Advice and No Dissent: Public Health and the Rigged U.S. Trade Advisory System,” by Joe Brenner and Ellen R. Shaffer, Multinational Monitor, Vol. 25, No. 11, November, 2004.

Click here for full article

• Section on public health advocacy on trade in Social Injustice and Public Health, edited by Victor Sidel and Barry Levy, 2005.

Click here to download full chapter

Bringing a Public Health Voice to Global Trade and Sustainable Development
Ellen R. Shaffer and Joe Brenner, Co-Directors
P.O. Box 29586, San Francisco, CA 94129
phone 415-922-6204