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Social Determinants of Health

The social determinants of health are a range of factors that impact your health in a positive or negative ways.

The gender you were born with or identify with may increase or decrease your health and well-being.

We spend a lot of time in the workplace and it can affect our health.

Personal health practices are the things you do every day to take care of your body and mind.

  • Physical activity
  • food choices
  • substance use
  • emotional wellness

A healthy start in life is the building block for health over the life span.

How we build and navigate in our communities.

  • Green Spaces
  • Community Design including Growing Food
  • Bike Paths
  • Walking Routes
  • Schools
  • Public Transportation

Having access to doctors, nurse practitioners, RNs, dentist, dietitians and physiotherapists for example.

Having access to higher education and being able to read, write and say what we need to be healthy.

Who we turn to for help and fun. Might be family, friends, neighbours, co-workers or parishioners

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Peer Support
  • Places of Worship
  • Professional Development
  • Recreation