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Social Determinants of Health
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What Do Nurses Expect Government to Do?
- Refocus on the idea of 'health in all policies' - an approach that considers the health impacts of policies in areas such as finance, education, housing, employment and transport. It assists leaders and policymakers to 'integrate considerations of health, well-being and equity during the development, implementation and evaluation of such policies and services.
- Reconsider cuts to social service organizations and funding organizations that support those suffering from socioeconomic disadvantages.
- Recognize and work to achieve the principles outlined in the WHO's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health:
- Improve the conditions of daily life
- tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources
- measure the problem, evaluate action, expand the knowledge base, develop a workforce that is trained in the social determinants of health and raise public awareness of the social determinants of health.
Ask the Candidates!
- How would your government begin to address the vast inequities of those who are struggling to have their basic needs met and those whose social determinants are at a high level?
- In what areas can government influence the social determinants of health, and how high of a priority is it for you to move forward with improving some of the conditions that are occurring within your own backyard?
- What is your government's plan to ensure that all British Columbians have access to safe and affordable housing?
- What is your government's plan to eliminate barriers to health care such as high parking costs across hospital and health care centres?
- What is your government's plan to ensure working British Columbians receive a living wage?
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