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The Social Determinants of Health: the solid facts

From "This booklet discusses ten different but interrelated aspects of the social determinants of health. They explain:

1. the need for policies to prevent people from falling into long-term disadvantage;

2. how the social and psychological environment affects health;

3. the importance of ensuring a good environment in early childhood;

4. the impact of work on health;

5. the problems of unemployment and job insecurity;

6. the role of friendship and social cohesion;

7. the dangers of social exclusion;

8. the effects of alcohol and other drugs;

9. the need to ensure access to supplies of healthy food for everyone; and

10. the need for healthier transport systems."