Determinants of Health: Education

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Social Health Determinant Education : 

Social Health Determinant Education A closer look at the links between level of education and the health of individuals and communities

Social Determinants of Health : 

Social Determinants of Health The economic and social conditions under which people live will help to shape their health

Education as a Determinant of Health : 

Education as a Determinant of Health A person’s level of education directly affects their personal health

Education as a Determinant of Health : 

Education as a Determinant of Health Recognized by The World Health Organization (WHO) as a major factor of personal well-being

Healthy People 2010 : 

Healthy People 2010 “Inequalities in income and education underlie many health disparities in the United States,”

Life skills gained through proper education : 

Life skills gained through proper education Interpersonal skills Professional skills Self-esteem Community involvement Awareness of personal health

Illiteracy & Lack of Education… : 

Illiteracy & Lack of Education… Associated with: Poverty Malnutrition Infant mortality chronic illness

Poor Health Outcomes : 

Poor Health Outcomes Difficulty learning & adapting healthy lifestyles Unable to pass healthy lifestyle skills to children

A Little History… : 

A Little History… Germ Theory educated the public about how to prevent the spread of disease: Hand-washing Cover your mouth when coughing Proper food storage

Healthy People 2010 findingsCase study: Washington State : 

Healthy People 2010 findingsCase study: Washington State 25 – 64 year olds with less than high school education: Higher rates of smoking Higher rates of obesity Less access to healthy foods, exercise equipment and areas Higher death rates

Healthy People 2010: : 

Healthy People 2010: Education is directly related to Socioeconomic status (SES). SES better educated Better overall health SES less education More overall health problems

Health Literacy : 

Health Literacy Basic understanding of health information Filling out forms Locating providers and services Disease management

Health literacy cont. : 

Health literacy cont. Below basic health literacy leads to: Poor health More hospital visits Less preventative care

REFERENCES : 

REFERENCES http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive//20061214/pubs/cbm/hliteracy.html http://www.health.gov/communication/literacy/quickguide/factsbasic.htm http://www.healthypeople.gov/ http://www.who.int/social_determinants/en/ www.doh.wa.gov/HWS/doc/RPF/RPF_soc.doc