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Determinants of Health

The World Health Organization recognizes that “by far the greatest share of health problems (are) attributable to broad social conditions.“[1]

Similarly, in its population health approach, Health Canada has identified twelve key determinants of health.[2]

See if you can match the determinant of health with a piece of evidence that supports it in the game below.


1. WHO. Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. Questions and answers. Available at: Accessed July 2005.

2. Health Canada. Population health: What determines health? Available at: Accessed July 2005.

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