social determinants of health

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social determinants of health

A generic term for the social factors which affect the health of an individual—e.g., housing, employment, income, education, family coherency, etc.

Per the World Health Organisation: “The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries.” Recognising these determinants are integral to developing health initiatives and interventions.
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The Region of the Americas, together with the rest of the world, is preparing to face the major challenges presented by the post-2015 sustainable development agenda (SDA), whose 17 objectives include health and well-being, the reduction of inequity, and action on a wide range of social and environmental determinants of health (1).
Electronic health records should be equipped to record and track 12 social and behavioral determinants of health, an Institute of Medicine committee recommended.
Funding was made available through the Advancing Social Determinants of Health initiative, which aims to support minority organizations in North Central Massachusetts and to foster collaborations between new or existing community-based partners, to improve the health status of vulnerable populations, and to build community capacity to address the social determinants of health.
In this edition, we review websites that provide information on social determinants of health. The connection between social factors and physical and mental health outcomes is well understood.
The term 'social determinants of health' refers to any social condition that has an effect on health.
Maria Neira, Director of WHO's Department for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, said in a statement released by WHO Sunday.
In an interview in Geneva, the WHO Director for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health Maria Neira said "we all know that air pollution is having a very negative impact on our health, representing in total more than 7 million deaths every year, but if we refer to outdoor air, it will be pollution 3.7 premature deaths that could be reduced."
The aim of this paper was to use a new statistical framework for analysis based on path analysis techniques for showing the relationship between structural and intermediary determinants of health and preterm delivery.
By addressing the social determinants of health, New York is lowering costs and improving health care access and quality, said state health commissioner Dr.
There is a mountain of evidence to support this view." (1) There is also irrefutable evidence that marginalised groups tend to experience poorer health outcomes, and widespread agreement that disparity in health outcomes is largely due to the social determinants of health. (2) The connections between health and justice are underexplored, however.
The aim of the workshop is to enlighten healthcare professionals as well as policy makers on the concept of social determinants of health.