Social Determinants of Health

The social determinants of health influence the health of populations. They include income and social status; social support networks; education; employment/working conditions; social environments; physical environments; personal health practices and coping skills; healthy child development; gender; and culture.

What you will find

These resources provide Canadian and international information to help you plan approaches to address the social determinants of health. For more information, please visit the Best Practices section for interventions related to social determinants of health.

Data

A first step to planning approaches to address the social determinants of health is to understand more about them through surveillance data:

Canadian Data

Aboriginal Data

Provincial/Territorial Data

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Nunavut

Ontario

Quebec

Yukon

International Data

Europe

New Zealand

United States

  • Social determinants of health maps, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc)

    Canadian Strategies

    Aboriginal Strategies

    Provincial/Territorial/Regional Strategies

    Alberta

    British Columbia

    Manitoba

    New Brunswick

    Northwest Territories

    Nunavut

    Ontario

    Quebec

    Prince Edward Island

    Saskatchewan

    Yukon

    International Strategies

    Australia

    Europe

    New Zealand

    Norway

    Sweden

    United Kingdom

    United States

    World Health Organization

    Guidance

    Canadian Guidance

    Provincial/Territorial Guidance

    British Columbia

    Ontario

    Quebec

    International Guidance

    France

    Pan American Health Organization

    United Kingdom

    United States

    World Health Organization

    Systematic Reviews of the Research