Briefing paper

Reframing the conversation on the social determinants of health

19 Feb 2019
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Key points:

  • Despite extensive evidence for the impact of social determinants on people’s health, public discourse and policy action is limited in acknowledging the role that societal factors such as housing, education, welfare and work play in shaping people’s long-term health. 
  • There are many reasons for this, but one factor that merits greater attention is the way in which the evidence is communicated to and understood by the public.
  • The FrameWorks Institute has identified a range of ‘cultural models’– common but implicit assumptions and patterns of thinking – that give deeper insight into how people think about what makes them healthy. 
  • Understanding which cultural models promote – or obscure – people’s awareness of the importance of social determinants is an important first step in developing effective ways of framing the evidence.
Publication Details
Language: 
English
License Type: 
All Rights Reserved
Published year only: 
2019
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