Health Determinants/Social Determinants of Health

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A Brief History of the Medical Reform Group
Guyatt, Gord
Article
1995
Covers the year 1979 - 1994.
Cancer is Capitalist Violence: Anthropology Against Oncology
McKenna, Brian
Article
2013
It’s been two decades since the publication of Martha Balsham’s landmark study, “Cancer in the Community: Class and Medical Authority (1993).” Balshem, a hospital-based anthropologist, documented how ...
Class and Race: Life and Death Situations
Navarro, Vicente
Article
1991
Looking at the impact of race and class as health determinants.
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
Genocide by Prescription: The "Natural History" of the Declining White Working Class in America
Petras, James; Eastman-Abaya, Robin
Article
2016
The white working class in the US has been decimated through an epidemic of 'premature deaths' -- a bland term to cover-up the drop in life expectancy in this historically important demographic. This ...
Health Disparities By Race And Class: Why Both Matter: Health Affairs, 24, no. 2 (2005): 343-352
Kawachi, Ichiro; Daniels, Norman; Robinson, Dean E.
Article
2005
This essay examines three competing causal interpretations of racial disparities in health. The first approach views race as a biologically meaningful category and racial disparities in health as refl...
Home Sweet Home?: The Impact of Poor Housing on Health
Marsh, A; Gordon; Pantazis, C; Heslop, P
Book
The authors set out to research three topics: the link between overcrowding and respiratory and infectious diseases; how and if housing deprivation impacts on overall health and finally the link betw...
How Class Kills
Gaffney, A. W.
Article
2015
A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality.
Inequalities Are Unhealthy
Navarro, Vicente
Article
2004
The growing inequalities we are witnessing in the world today are having a very negative impact on the health and quality of life of its populations.
Medicare Myths and Realities
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
Political and Economic Determinants of Population Health and Well-Being: Controversies and Developments
Navarro, Vicente; Muntaner, Carles (ed.)
Book
2004
A compilation of recent contributions to the areas of social epidemiology, health disparities, health economics, and health services research. The overarching theme is to describe and explain the ever...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Social Determinants of Health
Marmot, Michael; Wilkinson, Richard (eds.)
Book
A wide ranging collection providing health records from around the world
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
The Wages of Whiteness is Early Death
Street, Paul
Article
2015
The white working class has never had it easy in American history. It's been viciously exploited, disrespected, deceived, divided, repressed, and otherwise and generally abused from the United States'...
What We Mean By Social Determinants of Health: International Journal of Health Services, Volume 39, Number 3, Pages 423-441
Navarro, Vicente
Article
2008
Analyzes the changes in health conditions and quality of life in the populations of developed and developing countries over the past 30 years, resulting from neoliberal policies developed by many gove...

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Recession led to 260k extra cancer deaths, experts claim
Radovitz, Jon Von
2016
Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown. Those c...