The Social Determinants Of Health

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It is no secret that the lives of indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders have a greater disadvantage and therefore experience an extensive amount of health problems more than the non-Aboriginal & Torres strait Islander population in Australia. is a direct result of the lacking in the social determinants of health. Their suffering is considerably high due to their tormenting past grief and traumatic events, however in the present they continue to face acts of racism. This overall has created a negative effect on their health by causing mental and psychological illnesses further impacting their education, employment, etc. Safe pregnancy, early childhood experiences, educational attainment, secure employment, safe housing and…show more content…
This reveals that there a gap in life expectancy, further proving the lack of equity in health. The WHO action plan, refers to a system in place to activate the WHO social determinants of health, in order to amend the breaches in health inequality present in Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. It aims to promote the enhancement of health policies and decision making, forming and implementing policies, upgrading health care and health care services, enhancing cooperation internationally and observing progress. It essentially serves to implement the following factors: • Following an improved governance of health and development. In order to implement this, the government is required to coordinate all organisations to strive and achieve a balance in health across the poor and the wealthy, effectively achieving health equity for Indigenous Australians and Torres Straight Islanders. • Promoting participation in policy-making and implementation. This is promoted by WHO, and is advised to include civil society and communities. The reason for this is to achieve health equality across all cultures, especially targeting the indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. This will further serve to promote and raise awareness amongst the community on the topic of health
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