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Social Determinants of Health

VicHealth: Time: A Social Determinant Of Health

Time is a valuable commodity that is measured and controlled, and we can often decide how it is spent. Time is commonly measured in monetary terms, but it can also be measured in terms of health. How we use our time affects our mental and physical health and wellbeing. Between May and August 2011 VicHealth conducted a survey with 25 075 participants over 18 years of age, to see how time impacts on our health.

National Male Health Policy

National Male Health Policy

Australia continued to demonstrate its health leadership with the announcement as only the second country worldwide to implement a National Male Health Policy.

More Than a Health Issue: Addressing the Social Determinants of Obesity

Rather than blaming people for their obesity saying that they should eat healthier and exercise more, governments can make healthier foods more affordable and available, and to reduce the supply and promotion of unhealthy food.

MHIRC: Salutogenesis

Salutogenesis is an approach that focuses on factors that support human health and well-being, rather than disease. The word itself means the creation or origins of health, and comes from the Israeli/American sociologist Professor Aaron Antonovsky (1979, 1987).

Men's Health Week Australia

MHIRC: Men's Health Week Australia

Men's Health Week is an annual campaign aimed to raise public awareness of men and boys health nationally and internationally. It aims to improve the delivery of health and wellbeing services to men and boys, as well as increasing men's awareness of their own health, wellbeing and relationship options.

'No One Should Die Penniless and Alone': The Victims of Britain's Harsh Welfare Sanctions

David Clapson, 59, suffering from Diabetes was found dead last year after his benefits were stopped on the grounds that he wasn't taking the search for work seriously. He had an empty stomach, and just £3.44 to his name.

MHIRC's 2010 Report

Western Sydney University: Pathways to Despair: The Social Determinants of Male Suicide

In 2010, the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre was commissioned to investigate the causes and factors behind male suicides on the NSW Central Coast. This report uncovers the stories from survivors and families of men who took their own lives.

Sir Michael Marmot

Making Social Determinants of Health Matter: An Interview With Sir Michael Marmot

Sir Michael Marmot and Ryan Meili, family physician at the West Side Community Clinic in Saskatoon discuss the Social Determinants of Health and the evidence that the SDOH are getting more widely known among the population.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Early Childhood Experiences Shape Health and Well-Being Throughout Life

Research shows that children’s nutrition varies with parents’ income and education and can have lasting effects on health throughout life. One example, inadequate nutrition, is linked with obesity during childhood, which in turn is a strong predictor of adult obesity and its accompanying risks of chronic disease, disability and shortened life.

WHO: The Solid Facts (2003) Europe

The social determinants of health are concerned with the key factors of people's living and working conditions and how it impacts on their health, or, the social and environmental conditions in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age. This booklet is the second edition and was published in 2003 for Europe. The social determinants of health discussed in this booklet were originally based on the European experience, but can serve as a basis for looking at health worldwide, including men’s health.

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