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Social Determinants of Health – A Route to Social Justice

by Sharon Manson Singer, PhD

In August 2008, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on the social determinants of health.  It identified the need to act to improve the daily living conditions of individuals and communities; and, to tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources in order to improve health outcomes. CPRN President Dr. Sharon Manson Singer picked up on the WHO theme of social justice and social determinants of health with a British Columbia focus in a presentation, Social Determinants of Health – A Route to Social Justice, to the Healthy Futures for BC Families Policy Discussion on October 2, 2008. 

Release Date: 6 Nov 2008
Number of pages: 17
Document number: 50710