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Allocative tool
The direct provision of income, services, or goods to certain groups of individuals or institutions. Allocative tools in health care are distributive or redistributive.
Block grants
The consolidation of funds from many different categorical programs into one lump sum that is distributed to the states on a formula basis. Block grants became a key vehicle to achieve greater control and discretion over the financing, delivery, and regulation of health care to states during the 1980s.
Distributive policies
Policies that spread benefits throughout society. See #1
Health policy
The aggregate of principles, stated or unstated, that characterize the distribution of resources, services, and political influences that impact on the health of the population. See #1
Public policy
Authoritative decisions made in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of government intended to direct or influence the actions, behaviors, or decisions of others.
Redistributive policies
Policies that take money or power from one group and give it to another. Redistributive policies are believed to be essential for addressing the fundamental causes of health disparities. See #1
Regulatory tool
A call for government to prescribe or control the behavior of a particular target group by monitoring that group and imposing sanctions if it fails to comply