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Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts

Purpose

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts provides Canadians with an introduction to the social determinants of our health. We first explain how living conditions “get under the skin” to either promote health or cause disease. We then explain, for each of 14 key social determinants of health:

  1. Why it is important to health;
  2. How we compare on the social determinant of health to other wealthy developed nations;
  3. How the quality of the specific social determinant can be improved. 

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Stress, Bodies, and Illness
  • Income and Income Distribution
  • Education
  • Unemployment and Job Security
  • Employment and Working Conditions
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Food Insecurity
  • Housing
  • Social Exclusion
  • Social Safety Net
  • Health Services
  • Aboriginal Status
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Disability
  • What You Can Do
  • Appendix I. Resources and Supports
  • Appendix II. Quotation Sources

 

Contact Person/Organization: 

Juha Mikkonen & Dennis Raphael

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 
2010
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Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts