Social Determinants: How class and wealth affect our health – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Sharon Friel, Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Professor of Health Equity, ANU, Australian National University Inequities in wealth and income are one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges of our time. It’s important to address these inequities for three key reasons. Economic costs: Inequity undermines … [Read More] Social Determinants: How class and wealth affect our health – The Conversation

Understanding ‘Energy Insecurity’ and Why it Matters to Health – Social Science & Medicine

Highlights Energy insecurity is operationalized to describe a hidden source of hardship. Energy insecurity is marked by three dimensions-economic, physical and behavioral. Energy insecurity leads to adverse environmental health and social consequences. Energy insecurity merits more attention in research and policy. ABSTRACT Energy insecurity is a multi-dimensional construct that describes the interplay between physical conditions … [Read More] Understanding ‘Energy Insecurity’ and Why it Matters to Health – Social Science & Medicine

One million Australians in ‘unhealthy’ housing – National Seniors Australia

Extract More than one million Australians are living in sub-standard housing which is more prevalent than many people think, new research shows. Slums were common in the inner parts of major Australian cities, as well as in many country towns but have been cleared over the past 100 years by government intervention, economic prosperity and … [Read More] One million Australians in ‘unhealthy’ housing – National Seniors Australia

Perils of Place: Identifying hotspots of health inequalities – Grattan Institute

Extract Perils of place analyses geographic variation in potentially preventable hospitalisations across Victoria and Queensland and identifies 63 priority places – small geographic areas in need of special attention. This section explains how we define hotspots and provides an overview of the data our analysis was built on. We first detail the analysis for Victoria; … [Read More] Perils of Place: Identifying hotspots of health inequalities – Grattan Institute

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