Our health and wellbeing is influenced by a lot more than what we can do as individuals or our individual health behaviours - such as choosing not to smoke, keeping physically active, and eating well. Our health and wellbeing is also partly determined by genetics. What we are often less aware of is the impact of other forces on our health and wellbeing – such as economics, social policies, politics, the education system and even our built and natural environments. These are referred to as the ‘social determinants of health’ (SDoH).

Social determinants of health - Key points

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