The theme of public health is one with a very strong impact on the entire population. The problems in this sector affect every patient or potential patient, which is why public attention is very high on this topic. The interest in addressing this issue arises from the need for the balanced health status of the population, and health policies can support this goal. Public Health Policies refer to three aspects, based on the health system performance concept developed by the World Health Organization: population health status, citizens' satisfaction with the performance of the health system and the extent to which the system provides financial protection. Thus, the field of study of health policies is a general interest, and health policies in the field of cardiovascular medicine also taking into account that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, according to statistics. This article aims to address the importance of health policies from the perspective of their determinants, given the influence of the population's illnesses on the development of health policies.
Keywords: health, health policies, cardiovascular medicine, development