Social Determinants of Health in Canada Name Institution Affiliation Date Social Determinants of Health in Canada Introduction Canada forms part of top richest countries in the world but there is still an issue of health inequality in the country. The living conditions that are being experienced by Canadians are attributed to be the key factors that shape their health and not choices of lifestyle or medical treatments. The factors that promote health on individual’s working and living conditions such as wealth distribution income influence and power that influence disease vulnerability or injury are described to be the social determinants of health. The text looks into how Canadian social determinants of health are socially and politically impacted and its current situation. Additionally analysis on reasons for the discussed situation is carried out in this paper as it makes suggestions on how the situations can be improved. Social and Political Forces self governance. References Firestone M. Smylie J. Maracle S. Spiller M. & O'Campo P. (2014). Unmasking health determinants and health outcomes for urban First Nations using respondent-driven sampling. BMJ Open 4(7) e004978-e004978. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004978 Gore D. & Kothari A. (2012). Social determinants of health in Canada: Are healthy living initiatives there yet? A policy analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health 11(1) 41. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-11-41 In Bourgeault I. L. Labonte R. Packer C. & Runnekls V. (2017). Population health in Canada: Issues research and action. Canadian Scholars. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. (2013). Chapter 3 Social Determinants of Health Among First Nations Inuit and Métis. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 35(6) S13-S23. doi:10.1016/s1701-2163(15)30703-9 Mikkonen J. & Raphael D. (2010). Social determinants of health: The Canadian facts. Retrieved from York University School of Health Policy and Management website: http://thecanadianfacts.org/The_Canadian_Facts.pdfRaphael D. (2013). Connecting the Dots: Public Policy the Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://www.ontarioshores.ca/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/PDFs/Research/ResearchDay/2013/Dennis%20Raphael.pdf [...]
What are some of the political and social forces that shape the social determinants of health? What is the current state of the social determinants of health in Canada? What are some of the reasons for this state and what can be done to improve the situation? 1) Introduction to the issue (e.g. problem, dilemma, and concern); include a thesis statement. Page 7 of 17 2) Why it is an issue? What is the history (how the issue evolved) and how it captured your interest? Who does the issue involve (e.g., key stakeholders such as the public, government, and healthcare organizations)? 3) What are the implications for the public and policy makers? 4) Summary (your conclusions, new insights, and pulling the paper together). Format: Use subheadings to separate/organize different aspects of your paper which support your main thesis. Your draft paper will be 4 pages excluding cover page and references. Use 1-inch margins (2.54 cm), 12-point font in Times Roman, double spacing, and APA style referencing format.