The Principles of the SOCIAL MODEL OF HEALTH

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The Principles of the SOCIAL MODEL OF HEALTH

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1. The Principles of the SOCIAL MODEL OF HEALTH Addresses the broader determinants of health Involves Intersectorial collaboration Acts to reduce social inequalities Empowers individuals and communities Acts to enable access to health care A.R.E.A.S.

2. Addresses the broader determinants of health Focuses on factors that influence the behavioural determinants of health and therefore affect health Only addressing those factors if they affect the determinants of health

3. What are behavioural determinants? (reference p.51)

4. Therefore if something affects the behavioural determinants they are classed as the BROADER DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH and need to be addressed. Eg. Gender, culture, race, ethnicity, SES, geographical location Addresses the broader determinants of health

5. Exam Question – read the question set for holiday homework. Did it address the broader determinants of health – why/ why not. Addresses the broader determinants of health

6. Involves Intersectorial Collaboration Government, Non-government or stakeholders having an influence on the social or environmental determinant of health.

7. Exam question – what is the social factor in the L.E.A.D. program that makes it involve Intersectorial collaboration? Involves Intersectorial Collaboration

8. Acts to reduce social inequalities Addressing social factors that contribute to differences Example – gender, race, geographical location, SES

9. What is the difference between ‘acts to reduce social inequalities’ and ‘addresses broader determinants’? Acts to reduce social inequalities

10. Broader determinants – the social factors that contribute to difference need to affect the behavioural determinant of health Acts to reduce social inequalities – focus on social factors that contribute to difference Acts to reduce social inequalities

11. Acts to enable access to health care Breaking down barriers to provide health care

12. Empowers individuals and communities People being able to participate in decision making about health – giving people power and control regarding their own health

13. Applying the SOCIAL MODEL OF HEALTH

14. Food For All Program Give your “food for all program” p.212 questions to the person sitting next to you. Look at question 3 and assess whether you think the person answered this question correctly. Then write down reasons as to how you came to this conclusion – write down references/ quotes from the case study.

15. Food For All Program Q. 3 Involves Intersectorial Collaboration – Involves local councils/ governments – greater city of Dandenong, Frankston city council, city of Casey Acts to reduce social inequalities – food is for all those living in disadvantaged areas – “Food for all program is designed to increase regular access to and consumption of a variety of foods by people living in disadvantaged areas” Addressing broader determinant of health – the program aims to improve the things that influence health – “improve those things that influence access to food, such as transport, housing, economic development and land use” Empower Individuals and communities – this program wants to educate the disadvantage on how to cook – “improving food and cooking knowledge among disadvantaged groups”

16. Case Study Read the case study “The Victorian Council of Social Services” and give examples from the information in relation to one of the 5 principles. P.157 - Oxford

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