Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

HLE 2010 Summer

Professor Burke

 

 

 

What are Social Determinants of Health?

Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. (Healthypeople.gov 2020)

 

 

 

3 Lens to View & Interpret Health Outcomes and Social Inequities

Personal Responsibility

Unfortunate but Not Unjust

Nothing Can be Done

 

 

 

Questions to Ponder as you Watch the Series of Videos.

How can we promote healthy behaviors? What do you do?

How can we target dangerous conditions, such as hazardous waste sites, and ensure healthy spaces and places?

How can individuals protect themselves against health threats? What do you do?

Which populations have the worst health?

What causes the unequal production and distribution of the conditions that promote and harm health?

 

 

 

 

In Sickness and In Wealth How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Bough Breaks Can racism become embedded in the body and affect birth outcomes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming an American Latino immigrants arrive healthy, so why don’t they stay that way?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Sugar What are the connections between diabetes, oppression, and empowerment in two Native American communities?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place Matters Why is your street address such a strong predictor of your health?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collateral Damage How do Marshall Islanders pay for globalization and U.S. military policy with their health?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not Just A Paycheck Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summing it all up

Personal Responsibility

Unfortunate but Not Unjust

Nothing Can be Done

 
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