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Social Determinants of Health: BOOKS

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants: Our mental health is influenced by many factors including life experiences, workplace or other environments, and the social and economic conditions that shape our lives. These social and economic conditions are called the social determinants of mental health and are ...         Read More
Pathways to Education: Pathways to Education is helping youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education. Pathways addresses systemic barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates.
CSDH (2008). Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Geneva, World Health Organization.
EPIC: EPIC was created in 1996, the brain-child of Barry Waldman. He identified the need for a community-based and funded charitable organization that could respond flexibly and quickly to financial and educational initiatives; an organization that could—because of its basis in volunteerism and focus on learners’ needs—fill in gaps between local, provincial and federal governmental agencies. Barry’s solution to all this was to found Educational Program Innovations Charity Society.


Social Determinants of Health: Videos

 Social Determinants of Health: Dr. Kwame McKenzie

 Social Determinants of Health: Claire Pomeroy at TEDxUCDavis

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts 

What Are the Social Determinants of Health?

What are the social determinants of mental health?

Poverty.  Violence.  Racism.  Abandoned housing. Safety.  Green space.  Clean air and water.

These are social determinants of mental health—all shaped by public policy. Change them, and you change public health and the health of communities. Where do you start? Learn more about the social determinants of mental health and Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA), through the Adler University’s Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE).