Social Determinants of Health

The social determinants of health, defined by WHO and Public Health Agency of Canada:

  • Income and social status
  • Social support networks
  • Education and literacy, i.e. health literacy
  • Employment/Working conditions
  • Social environments
  • Physical environments
  • Life skills
  • Personal health practices and coping skills
  • Healthy child development
  • Biology and genetic endowment
  • Health services
  • Gender
  • Culture

Here are some other  documents on this subject:

Social Determiants of Health and Nursing: A summary of the issues
Canadian Nurses Association

 Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts
Juan Mikkonen, Dennis Raphael

Social Determinants of Health – a plain language primer
Annapolis Valley Health