Social Determinants of Health

The following list provides examples of the social determinants of health, which can influence health equity in positive and negative ways:

  • Income and social protection​
  • Education​
  • Unemployment and job insecurity​
  • Working life conditions​
  • Food insecurity
  • Housing, basic amenities and the environment​
  • Early childhood development
  • Social inclusion and non-discrimination​
  • Structural conflict​
  • Access to affordable health services of decent quality.

Those involved in the Sláintecare Healthy Communities will be working those that live, work and socialise in the nominated communities to target positive influence on the social determinants of health.