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How can I get a list of Social Health Problems affecting communities?


Hi Jidan

The social health problems affecting communities can have so many influencing factors it is difficult to find a common list but you could narrow it done by country, region economic strength and the services available.

Poverty, healthcare, affordable housing, employment rate and community services like education, hospitals, policing are a few common things among communities.

I copied this from a search on social health problems affecting communities.

The determinants of health


Many factors combine together to affect the health of individuals and communities. Whether people are healthy or not, is determined by their circumstances and environment. To a large extent, factors such as where we live, the state of our environment, genetics, our income and education level, and our relationships with friends and family all have considerable impacts on health, whereas the more commonly considered factors such as access and use of health care services often have less of an impact.

The determinants of health include:

  • the social and economic      environment,
  • the physical environment,      and
  • the person’s individual      characteristics and behaviours.

The context of people’s lives determine their health, and so blaming individuals for having poor health or crediting them for good health is inappropriate. Individuals are unlikely to be able to directly control many of the determinants of health. These determinants—or things that make people healthy or not—include the above factors, and many others:

  • Income and social status -      higher income and social status are linked to better health. The greater      the gap between the richest and poorest people, the greater the      differences in health.
  • Education – low education      levels are linked with poor health, more stress and lower self-confidence.
  • Physical environment – safe      water and clean air, healthy workplaces, safe houses, communities and      roads all contribute to good health. Employment and working conditions –      people in employment are healthier, particularly those who have more      control over their working conditions
  • Social support networks –      greater support from families, friends and communities is linked to better      health. Culture - customs and traditions, and the beliefs of the family      and community all affect health.