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

Strategies

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

Finland

Norway

Sweden

United Kingdom

World Health Organization

Guidance

Canadian Guidance

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

British Columbia

Ontario

Quebec

International Guidance

France

  • Réduire les inégalités sociales en santé, (French only). Designed as a tool to support those who work to decrease social inequities in health. Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé (2010).

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organization

Systematic Reviews of the Research