Jargon Buster

Different factors that affect how healthy a person can be. These can include racism, sexism, income inequality, inequitable access to education, disability discrimination (including inaccessibility), housing discrimination, and inequitable access to health services. More information via the National Collaborating Centre for the Social Determinants of Health.

Acceptance and respect for differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ways of being. More information via Queensborough Community College.