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Blog: Social Determinants of Health

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Canada has long been considered one of the healthiest countries in the world. However, within Canada certain groups tend to be healthier than others. These health inequalities can be partially explained by the Social Determinants of Health (SDH). SDH are socio-economic factors that positively or negatively impact health.

The Government of Canada lists 12 SDH, that include income, gender, race and racism, childhood experiences, and education. These factors are all interlinked and speak to a complex web of factors that impact our health and well-being as individuals and as a community.


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    Oct 19, 2020

  • Subject Area
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Health Authorities
    • Academics
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