Social determinants of health

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Report

Long COVID in Australia – a review of the literature

Long COVID is a multi-system illness characterised by ongoing persistent symptoms that can last for weeks or months following COVID-19 infection. This review investigates the scale and impact of long COVID in the Australian context.
Discussion paper

Indigenous nation building and the political determinants of health and wellbeing: discussion paper

This discussion paper sets a framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to take control of their health and wellbeing through nation building.
Strategy

South Australian Aboriginal health promotion strategy 2022-2030

This strategy was developed in consultation with the South Australian Aboriginal community in seven regions during 2021.
Report

Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years

Highlighting gaps and limitations in national data related to people with disability, this report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Conference proceedings

City health and liveability: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Papers in this track bring together academics, tertiary students, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to explore how our cities are impacting health behaviours, risk factors and outcomes, and how cities can be more resilient and equitable in the decades ahead.
Report

A matter of life and death: explaining the wider determinants of health in the UK

To address health inequalities, the authors of this report argue that change is needed in the the way that we communicate about the wider determinants of health – to increase public understanding and to build space for policy change.
Report

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2021

This publication aims to provide a comprehensive outline of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Journal article

‘Sometimes they’re gammin, playing tricks, but sometimes it’s ears.’ The perspectives of urban parents and carers of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children on their journey to diagnosis of persistent ear health and hearing problems

This study investigated how access to, and availability of, ear health and hearing services contributes to the burden of avoidable hearing loss experienced by young, urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.
Policy report

The disease of disparity

This report identifies six areas where policy incentives are misaligned with an ambition to tackle health inequality, and makes recommendations across the NHS and the socio-economic drivers of poor health.
Report

The first year of COVID-19 in Australia: direct and indirect health effects

This report looks at the direct and indirect health effects of COVID-19 in Australia. It includes information on case numbers, deaths and burden of disease, as well as the impact on other diseases, health services, changes in health behaviours and social determinants.
Report

Inequalities in overweight and obesity and the social determinants of health: 2007–08 to 2017–18

Obesity is a major public health issue in Australia. This report examines the associations between overweight and obesity and factors that include a person’s level of education, occupation, household income and household make-up.
Briefing paper

Teenagers' experiences of discrimination

This snapshot reports the experiences of various types of perceived discrimination among Australian teenagers in the secondary school years.
Journal article

Addressing health and social care during and beyond COVID-19: the importance of implementation science

This paper argues that the involvement of consumers and the community in the quest to combat and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic will enable social equity, as demonstrated by a case study.
Journal article

Health literacy and disparities in COVID-19–related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours in Australia

The findings in this article show that there are important disparities in COVID-19–related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours according to people’s health literacy and language. These have the potential to undermine efforts to reduce viral transmission and may lead to social inequalities in health outcomes in...
Journal article

Aboriginal community controlled health organisations address health equity through action on the social determinants of health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia

This study provides evidence of the considerable efforts of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation sector, as a primary health care provider, in addressing the social determinants of health and health inequity experienced by Indigenous communities.
Report

Improving health equity among young people: the role of social enterprise - final report

Over the last two decades, public health and health promotion strategies have increasingly recognised the importance of redressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) inequities. This study investigates the ways in which work integration social enterprises (WISE) affect the SDOH equity for young people in...
Guide

Improving health equity among young people: the role of social enterprise - an evidence and practice summary

Work integration social enterprises provide one mechanism for addressing the root causes of health inequity among young people. This guide summarises the ‘better-practice’ features, contexts and design of successful, youth-focused work integration social enterprises.
Discussion paper

Living in poverty was bad for your health before COVID-19

This paper looks at the link between health and income. It explores the nature of the economic shocks experienced in recent years, including those stemming from COVID-19, and the consequences these might have on people’s health. It then considers how we might use the current...
Guide

'... Country can’t hear English ...'

This guide attempts to describe how to implement what is commonly understood to be contemporary cultural determinants of health.
Report

Australian disability and violence data compendium

This compendium was produced as part of a University of Melbourne research project titled 'Violence against people with disabilities: maximising the use of data to inform the Royal Commission.' It aims to provide research directions for academics, policy makers and government.
Technical report

The Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators: technical report

This report documents the development of a comprehensive Monitoring Framework and Indicators to measure and track inequalities between people with and without disability in relation to exposure to well-established social determinants of health and wellbeing.
Report

Digital prosperity: how broadband can deliver health and equity to all communities

Broadband is essential infrastructure, and the country’s digital divide confirms the challenges to bringing its benefits to every person, regardless of demographics or geography. As broadband affects nearly every social determinant of health, barriers to adoption and use represent significant challenges in individual and community-level...
Policy report

Leaving no-one behind: a national policy for health equity, housing and homelessness

In this policy paper, participants from a national health, homelessness and vulnerably housed roundtable call for the development of a national policy on health equity housing and homelessness.
Working paper

Can bribery buy health? Evidence from post-communist countries

Corruption is pervasive, but we know little about its effects on individual lives. This paper examines whether living in a corrupt society has deleterious effects on health.
Report

Action required: the urgency of addressing social determinants of health

This report lays out five steps for action that organisations can take to lead in a world in which social determinants assume a more prominent role. The research is backed by new results from a global survey conducted by PwC’s Health Research Institute, along with...