Broadening the Focus: The Need to Address the Social Determinants of Health

This publication on American conditions for health equity, concludes that while ensuring that individuals have access to appropriate medical care and information about health-promoting behaviors remains important, effective solutions also will require a broader focus on the contexts that powerfully shape both health behaviours and health itself. Much remains to be learned about which strategies are most effective, but current knowledge is suffıcient to indicate promising directions.

Authors: Paula A. Braveman, Susan A. Egerter, Robin E. Mockenhaupt

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Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Health systems and services, primary health care, integrated systems, prevention services, health workforce

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