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  • Writer's pictureKrista Dufour RDH

The social determinants of health

The social determinants of health are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.

In Canada, accessing vital oral healthcare services can be problematic for millions, including those who are most affected by the social determinants of Health which are the broad range of personal, social, economic and environmental factors that determine individual and population health.

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