Modifying the school determinants of children’s health

Our living environments have a significant impact on our health: the ‘social determinants of health’ account for 80–90% of health outcomes. The impact of the social determinants can be felt across all sections of adult life, but for children, they impact home and school the most profoundly.

This commentary, which was published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, is part of a series exploring the nexus between the education and health sectors. It explores how the school determinants of children’s health can be modified to improve population outcomes and outlines a proposal for the next generation of health-promoting schools.

Find the full report (in English) here.  

Organisations & Initiatives Working on Health Inequalities, Research
Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Maternal health, pre- peri-natal, childhood conditions, adolescent health, education
Europe, United Kingdom

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