Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Social Determinants of Health. A Librarian at the Kitchen Table. No. 362.

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health: Tackling the Social Roots of Health Inequities.

Public Library of Science:
The greatest share of health problems is attributable to the social conditions in which people live and work, referred to as the social determinants of health (SDH)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH). The CSDH was formally launched in March 2005 and will operate until May 2008. Its goal is to strengthen health equity. It aims to do so by catalyzing policy and institutional change to address SDH within countries, among institutions working in global health, and within WHO itself.

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