Social Determinants of Health

The social and economic conditions that have an impact on the health of individuals, communities and jurisdictions as a whole and establish the extent to which a person can cope with challenges in life. The Public Health Agency of Canada names the following as determinants: income, social status, social support networks, education/literacy, employment, working conditions, social environments, housing, physical environments, personal health practices, healthy child development, biology, genetics, health services, gender and culture.