Social Determinents of Health 

The Social Determinants of Health are the circumstances in which people are born and live that are the common underlying causes of poor health.


There are many factors that can affect a person’s health outcomes including: 


  • Early years

  • Social inclusion and participation

  • Transport

  • Racism and discrimination

  • Housing

  • Gender equity

  • Income

  • Education and literacy

  • Food security

  • Welfare support systems

  • Beliefs and values

  • Health literacy

  • Employment and working conditions


These social determinants are relevant to all communities, including those in Bendigo and Loddon. For this reason they form the basis of all Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership (BLPCP) work, ensuring the partnership considers cross-sectional opportunities where ever appropriate.


Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership operates on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung 

and Barapa Barapa people and recognises them as the traditional owners. We pay our respects to leaders and elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all 

Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung  and Barapa Barapa people.  

We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing. 

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