Social Determinants of Health

10 August 2017 - Less than a minute read

The World Health Organization (WHO) has described social determinants as:
…the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness. The conditions in which people live and die are, in turn, shaped by political, social, and economic forces (CSDH 2008).

According to WHO, the social conditions in which people are born, live and work is the single most important determinant of good health or ill health.

This document outlines the findings in relation to Australia’s health in 2016.