Determinants of Health

**“The Determinants of Health are the broad range of personal, social, economic and environmental factors that determine individual and population health. The main determinants of health include:

  1. Income and social status
  2. Employment and working conditions
  3. Education and literacy
  4. Childhood experiences
  5. Physical environments
  6. Social supports and coping skills
  7. Healthy behaviours
  8. Access to health services
  9. Gender
  10. Culture
  11. Race/racism


Social and economic influences on health

“Many factors have an influence on health. In addition to our individual genetics and lifestyle choices, where we are born, born, live, work, and age also have an in important influence on our health.”

** Determinants of health. Social determinants of health and health inequalities. Government of Canada. (date modified 2020-10-07)