Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts

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Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts Juha Mikkonen Dennis Raphael

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Social Determinants of Health THE CANADIAN FACTS

Juha Mikkonen Dennis Raphael

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts Mikkonen, J., & Raphael, D. (2010). Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts. Toronto: York University School of Health Policy and Management. The publication is available at http://www.thecanadianfacts.org/ Pictures by Juha Mikkonen (p. 7, 10, 12, 20, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 53), Gregory Talas (p. 17, 44, 47), Heidi Malm (p. 15), Laurence Parent (p. 50) and Dennis Raphael (p. 23). Copyright © 2010 Juha Mikkonen and Dennis Raphael The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by York University in the production of this document. Cover design: Juha Mikkonen Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts / Juha Mikkonen and Dennis Raphael ISBN 978-0-9683484-1-3 1. Public health—Social aspects—Canada. 2. Public health—Economic aspects—Canada. 3. Medical policy—Social aspects—Canada. I. Mikkonen, Juha, II. Raphael, Dennis

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts Authors Foreword by the Honourable Monique Bégin 7 1. Introduction......................................................................................................................................5 10 2. Stress, Bodies, and Illness................................................................................................................6 12 3. Income and Income Distribution....................................................................................................15 15 4. Education........................................................................................................................................17 17 5. Unemployment and Job Security....................................................................................................18 20 6. Employment and Working Conditions............................................................................................21 23 7. Early Childhood Development........................................................................................................24 26 8. Food Insecurity...................................................................................................................................27 29 9. Housing............................................................................................................................................29 32 10. Social Exclusion............................................................................................................................32 35 11. Social Safety Net...........................................................................................................................34 38 12. Health Services..........................................................................................................................37 41 13. Aboriginal Status...........................................................................................................................39 44 14. Gender............................................................................................................................................43 47 15. Race...............................................................................................................................................47 50 16. Disability.......................................................................................................................................49 53 17. What You Can Do.........................................................................................................................53

57 Appendix I. Resources and Supports.................................................................................................59 61 Appendix II. Quotation Sources.........................................................................................