Determinants of Health
The factors that determine your health are multifaceted, ranging from age, sex, and genetic makeup to socioeconomic, cultural, and environmental conditions. This week’s Discussion will give you the opportunity to explore these factors further.
To prepare review the weekly readings on social determinants of health and then visit the Healthy People 2020 website (http://www.healthypeople.gov.) Explore the Leading Health Indicators described on the Healthy People website. Then, select one social determinant and one Leading Health Indicator to analyze for this week’s Discussion.
Write a 500-750 word comprehensive response (word count not including references) to the following questions as they relate to your selected determinant and Leading Health Indicator. Be sure to identify the determinant in the beginning of your writing.
- In what ways can your select social determinant influence one of the Leading Health Indicators described on the HealthyPeople.gov site? For example, if you choose the Leading Indicator of oral health care, how might the social determinant of socio-economic status impact one’s oral health?
- How do you know this? Summarize the evidence through effective paraphrasing and reference your sources at the end of your post.
- Has the social determinant you chose for this Discussion impacted how you, a friend, or a family member received health care in the past? What was the impact?
Readings (USE THESE RESOURCES PLEASE)
- Article: Benn, H. (2009). The environmental determinants of health. Global Health Promotion March, 16(1, Supp), 42â€“43.
- Article: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d.). The Social-Ecological Model: A Framework for Prevention. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/overview/social-ecologicalmodel.html
- Article: Koh, H. (2011). The ultimate measures of health. Public Health Reports, 126(3), 14â€“15. Retrieved from http://www.publichealthreports.org/issueopen.cfm?articleID=2720
- Article: Murphy, S. L, Jiaquan, X., & Kochanek, M. A. (2012). Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2010. National Vital Statistics Report, 60(4), 5â€“10. Retrieved from:http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_04.pdf
- Article: Navarro, V. (2009). What we mean by social determinants of health. Global Health Promotion, 16(1), 5â€“16.. Retrieved from http://cmdss2011.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/What-we-mean-by-social-determinants-of-health.pdf
- Article: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (n.d.). Determinants of Health. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/DOHAbout.aspx
- Article: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Healthy People 2020 topics and objectives: Social determinants of health. Retrieved fromhttp://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=39
- Article: Weyers, S., Dragano, N., Richter, M., & Bosma, H. (2010). How does socio economic position link to health behaviour? Sociological pathways and perspectives for health promotion. Global Health Promotion, 17(2), 25â€“33.
- Data Set: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Health Statistics (2009). FastStats: Leading Causes of Death. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm
- Report: Commission on Social Determinants of Health. (2008). Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health[Final Report – Executive Summary] Geneva: World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2008/WHO_IER_CSDH_08.1_eng.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Vital Signs
World Health Organization (WHO): Social Determinants of Health
Optional Resources Readings
- Article: BalcÃ¡zar, H., Wise, S., Rosenthal, E. L., Ochoa, C., Rodriguez, J., & Hastings, D., et al. (2012). An ecological model using promotores de salud to prevent cardiovascular disease on the US-Mexico border: the HEART Project. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9, E35. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2012/11_0100.htm