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Determinants of Health

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

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

Building meaningful relationships with Indigenous people.

A disability is a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.

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

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

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

Housing keeps you safe, makes you feel good and included in your community.

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

How we build and navigate in our communities.

Who you are sexually attracted to.

Social Inclusion – feeling welcomed, feeling like you belong, feeling safe.

Social Exclusion – feeling embarrassed, feeling shame, feeling unwelcomed, feeling unsafe.

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