New infographic looks at the bigger picture of health

The Health Foundation has released the first in a series of infographics looking at the social determinants of health.

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The foundation says these determinants include political, social, economic, environmental and cultural factors which shape the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age.

The first infographic, entitled ‘What makes us healthy’ looks at how health is often shaped by factors outside the direct influence of healthcare, claiming that as little as 10% of a population’s health and wellbeing is linked to access to healthcare.

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