Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the government’s role and responsibilities to educate and support society to achieve optimum health. Recommendations for collaborative and interdisciplinary support systems are suggested through a passive and pro-active health development strategy.
Design/methodology/approach – This is a commentary piece.
Findings – The case for Thailand is positive but further improvements can be made to achieve improved standards of health and educating society in order to achieve these goals.
Originality/value – Effective self-care is important to good health and is entirely dependent on people themselves, both individually and collectively. This aspect of health development should be firmly built into the national health care system.
Health; Good health