IDSB04H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Health Equity, Population Health, Global Health
Chapter 7 health equity and the societal determinants of health. Questions about why some countries populations live as long as significantly richer places has a lot to do with the structure of their societies and their position in the global economy. This chapter focuses on health inequities where the health statuses differ between socially defined groups that are unjust, unfair and avoidable. Population health = looks at the interactions of three components they aim to maximize overall health outcomes and minimize health inequities at the population level. Patterns of health determinants over the life course. Policies and interventions at the individual and social levels. Social determinants of health = conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. The patterns of social engagement and sense of security and well-being are also affected by where people live.