Social Determinants of Health: A Short Course

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.

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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

Module 10: Neighborhood and Health

Module 11: Social Networks

Module 12: Social Capital

Module 13: Pyschosocial Conditions

Module 14: Changing Things from a Social Determinants Perspective

Module 15: Wrapping Up