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.