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Individual in Society Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Society and determinants of health

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Determ­inants of health

• Health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
• Individual determ­inants: biological (e.g. genes; age; sex) and behavi­oural (diet; exercise; habits)
• Enviro­nmental determ­inants: physical enviro­nment (climate; climate change; natural disast­ers); built enviro­nment (housing; infras­tru­cture)
• Social determ­inants: cultural, econom­ical, political

Social Deteri­nants

• Poverty and depriv­ation
• Education
• Where you live (housing and neighb­our­hood)
• Enviro­nment
• Employment and working conditions
• Transport
• Early years of life
• Social support
• Personal health practices and coping skills
• Social exclusion
• Health systems and services
• Food
• Health systems and services
• Violence, discri­min­ation, racism and social disorder
• Gender and gender equity

Social- respon­sible for health inequities

• Sometimes we tend to think of inequities in health as being those that affect people in other countries
• But inequities can be found in almost every country, including ours