IMAGE SOURCE: MCGINNIS JM, RUSSO PG, KNICKMAN JR, HEALTH AFFAIRS
When exploring what determines our individual health status there are key components at play. These are called health determinants and there has been much research on not only what makes up the determinants but also to what extent do each of the determinants impact yours and my health. Common categories identified as determinants, those things that determine our wellness, are genetics: the DNA we were born with, behaviors: what we do or don’t do, social: our relationships and connectedness, environments: physical spaces we spend time in, and health care: our interactions with our care provider.
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