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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"Often overlooked, this social determinant of health can be overcome," said IMI Executive Director Jennifer Moore, PhD, RN.
With housing a known and powerful social determinant of health, a new report highlights promising interventions that integrate housing and health services for low-income residents.
"Breaking down...silos is not easy, but the insights and perspectives in this report help pave a path for policymakers, city leaders, health and housing providers to work together to address housing as a social determinant of health," the report stated.
Tasks: Conduct a literature review of Gender as a social determinant of health and RMNCH within the current literature.
UN Women, as a member of the H4+ partnership of UN agencies - UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, UNAIDS and UN Women who have joined forces to support countries with the highest rates of maternal and newborn mortality, seeks a consultant with relevant experience to develop knowledge products examining the role of gender as social determinant of health.
It will then explain the concept of social determinants of health and argue that access to justice should be explored as a discrete social determinant of health. Finally, I give a short overview of the established connections between civil justice and health and the importance of further exploring their links.
Oppression: A Social Determinant of Health. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2012.
Gender itself can be seen as a social determinant of health. Sometimes gender as a social determinant is taken to mean exclusively gender equity; by this is generally meant the unequal power relations between men and women.
Social Determinant of Health: Present Status, Unanswered Questions, and Future Directions.
Another significant social determinant of health is educational attainment, which is undeniably linked to many other social determinants of health including socioeconomic status, employment security, and access to and use of health care services.
"Research indicates that school environment, including the rules and policies it operates under, is a social determinant of health. Including guidance for health needs assessments in ESSA could assist schools and districts in considering each of these from a different lens and could facilitate looking beyond their walls to form cross-sector partnerships dedicated to improving both educational outcomes and health."
Contract awarded for provide officials seremi health, tools for understanding and analyzing the social construction of gender as a social determinant of health of people.
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