Social determinants of health
It may be intuitive to those who are public health-minded, but one's environment influences one's health. Social determinants of health has a large body of literature, and this post will attempt to summarize it. According to the WHO, the social determinants of health are "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system." A person's circumstances heavily influences his or her health status as well as overall health inequities. Recently, the…
An Introduction to Health Promotion and the Ottawa charter
In this video we take a brief look at Health Promotion, the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. Health promotio...
New findings from the latest Cancer Council National Sun Protection Survey shows that Australians are at the same risk of being sunburnt at sporting venues as they are at the beach. The research shows a clear link between sporting venues and sun damage, with 22% of Australians at sports grounds and centres getting sunburnt – as high as the percentage of Australians at the beach, local lake or river who got sunburnt (22%).
A number of health risk factors are considerably worse among the people living in rural and remote Australia than for their peers in the major cities. One of these is the proportions of people in rural and remote areas who drink alcohol at levels that are risky for lifetime harm and single occasion harm. Among those living in rural areas, men and youths, and those working in the farming industry, are more likely to drink at high-risk levels.
Infographics: snapshot of Indigenous Australian women
On International Women’s Day 2016, these four infographics are designed to give you a snapshot of the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia.