What makes us healthy? An introduction to the social determinants of health

The guide from the Health Foundation provides a brief introduction to the social determinants of health, explaining how a person’s opportunity for health is influenced by factors outside the health and social care system.

Written for anyone with an interest in people’s health and wellbeing, it shows that many people don’t have the same opportunities to be as healthy as others. 

Case studies are used to highlight "how action can create improvements in the health of the whole population, for the lasting benefit of individuals, society and the economy."