A guide for health professionals working with
immigrant and refugee children and youth

Social Determinants of Health

The health of immigrant children, youth and families is affected to a large degree by their living conditions, factors that are outside the clinical setting. These 'social determinants of health' are related to the places and conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. Social determinants include employment, education, housing, early childhood development, and communities.

Here are a few key resources that explain the relationship between social factors and health, and what health professionals can do.

Books, journal articles and websites



Last updated: March, 2018

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Caring for Kids New to Canada is a resource for health professionals. The information here is not a substitute for medical advice, nor does it indicate an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed. Variations, taking into account individual circumstances, may be appropriate.

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