Social determinants of health


Social Determinants of Health Sectoral Briefing Series

The Social Determinants of Health Sectoral Briefing Series has been launched as a follow-up initiative to the Health in All Policies International Meeting, Adelaides, 2010. Research shows that health equity is driven by policies in other sectors as well as complex social, economic and political factors. By providing information on other sectors’ agendas and policy approaches and by illustrating areas for potential collaboration, the Series encourages a more systematic dialogue with other sectors.

A conference on Closing the Gap in a Generation

Health equity through action on the social determinants of health, 6-7 November 2008, London

Health inequalities guidance and publications

Guidance documents and other publications about the Department of Health's drive to redress UK health inequalities.


EuroHealthnet is the network of health promotion and public health agencies in Europe. Its aim is to improve the health of European citizens by striving for a healthier Europe with greater health equity between and within countries.

DETERMINE (2007-2010)

DETERMINE is an EU wide initiative to stimulate action on the social and economic determinants of health inequities. It brings together a Consortium of over 50 health bodies, public health and health promotion institutes, governments and various other organizations from 26 European countries.

WHO Centre for Health Development

Publications and resources on healthy urbanization and social determinants of health issues from WHO Kobe Centre.

Canadian Population Health Initiative: publications

Publications from CPHI provide objective and credible information on population health issues and aim to engage researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and the public in general.

Health disparities projects and interventions database

Contains projects and interventions provided by members of the public health community by American Public Health Association.

Priorities in health: report

Delivering efficacious and inexpensive health interventions leads to dramatic reductions in mortality and disability at modest cost - report by the Disease Control Priorities Project, 2006.

Association for Health and Environmental Development: website

AHED is an Egyptian non-governmental organization working on health policies and systems, disability, environment and development.

Voices from the frontline: web feature series

This web feature aims to disseminate information on programmes currently being implemented by countries to address social determinants of health. It also aims to raise awareness of the inter-relatedness of social determinants, and the need for multi-faceted and inter-sectoral responses.