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Social determinants of health report : Closing the gap within a generation

Submission by Women’s Health Victoria to the inquiry: Australia’s domestic response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health report “Closing the gap within a generation”. The submission discusses the importance of gender as a social determinant of health and advocates for a ‘Health in All Policies’ approach to policy and practice. Recommendations are included about: the extent to which the Commonwealth is adopting a social determinants of health approach; and scope for improving awareness of social determinants of health (i) in the community, (ii) within government programs, and (iii) amongst health and community service providers.

Submitted to: Australia. Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs. Further information about the consultation process can be found here.

Submission-Social-determinants-of-health-closing-the-gap.pdf (39.42KB)

Reference:
Submission: Australia's domestic response to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health report "Closing the gap within a generation" / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, October 2012.