"Social determinants, such as security, housing, food, prevention, promotion, education, health awareness, outreach supports, are all critical aspects of our health and well-being."
The fifth circle depicts the Social, Cultural, Economic and Environmental determinants of our health and well-being. These determinants affect our health and wellbeing and it is our responsibility as an individual and as a collective to ensure these determinants are available and protected.
Social: Social determinants, such as security, housing, food, prevention, promotion, education, health awareness, outreach supports, are all critical aspects of our health and well-being.
Environmental: The environment, including the land, air, water, food, housing, and other resources, need to be taken care of and considered in order to sustain healthy children, families and communities. Safety and emergency preparedness are critical components.
Cultural: Culture is different for every individual, community and Nation. It can mean language, spirituality, ceremonies, traditional foods and medicines, teachings, and a sense of belonging.
Economic: Economic means resources, which we have a responsibility to manage, share, and sustain for future generations. There is a need to create balance in how we use our resources and
good leadership to help us create this balance. Economic can include our employment and our workplace health.
[Hope, Help, and Healing: A Planning Toolkit for First Nations and Aboriginal Communities to Prevent and Respond to Suicide, 2015]
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