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What Matters to your Health

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When we think about what makes us healthy, what often comes up is access to health care, the lifestyle choices we make, and our genetics. Although these do impact our health, our health is determined by so much more. These include factors such as where we live and work, the amount of money we have and our social connections.  These are known as the social determinants of health because they influence how healthy we are and how long we live. 

Health starts long before we need health care. It starts with these social determinants, each of which has been shown to have strong impacts on our health.

Find out more about the social determinants of health.

Money | Housing| Employment | Social Connection | Education | Health Services | Childhood | Indigenous Status | Personal Health Practices | Food Security | Gender | Race | Disability

Resources

Let’s Start a Conversation

Making the Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health

Social Determinants of Health

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