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Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

Jody Heymann, Clyde Hertzman, Morris L. Barer, and Robert G. Evans


While extensive research has demonstrated that social determinants make a substantial difference to the health of adults and children alike, it can be difficult to understand how social conditions actually affect biology. Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action addresses the fundamental questions that need to be answered in this regard before countries will invest seriously in addressing social conditions as a way of improving the health of the entire population. Part I of this book addresses the extent to which health is determined by biological factors or by social factors, and, more fu ... More

Keywords: social determinants, social conditions, health, nutrition, working conditions, social inequalities, geographic disparities, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179200
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jody Heymann, editor
Harvard Medical School
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Clyde Hertzman, editor
University of British Columbia

Morris L. Barer, editor
University of British Columbia