Social factors, both contextual (e.g., poverty, housing, education) and interpersonal (e.g., racism, social support, stigma) are important contributors to health outcomes for all people. Understanding how these factors influence health, both individually and in combination, can lead to the development and implementation of more effective health promotion programs and policies. The material is presented in 15 distinct modules, averaging 15 minutes long. Each presents how the factor may influence health and how that information can be used to inform policy and programs.
The presentations can be accessed in two ways: 1) as slide presentations with audio or 2) as PDF documents with the narrative included as written notes.
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Social Determinants of Health: A Short Course
Module 1: Introduction to Social Determinants of Health
Module 2: History of Public Health and Related Fields: The Emergence of Social Epidemiology
Module 3: Culture and Health
Module 4: Race, Ethnicity and Racism as Determinants of Health
Module 5: Socioeconomic Status and Health
Module 6: Income
Module 7: Education and Literacy
Module 8: Employment, Occupation, Working Conditions and Health
Module 9: Community Perspectives