Education as a Determinant of Health

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Essay #: 053962
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Education as a Determinant of Health
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Education leads to good employment, higher-paying jobs, and higher income, all of which are factors which influence other determinants of health. Education and literacy interacts with every other determinant of health to impact on health status. Pronounced disparities exist in Canada because of varying rates of education and literacy. The main outcome of education is empowerment which allows individuals and communities to take control of their lives and health. The Ottawa Charter is ideal as an approach since it is focused on health promotion and empowerment. This approach can be highly effective but is also idealistic.
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World Health Organization (WHO) (1986). Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Accessed September 19, 2009. www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/ottawa_charter_hp.pdf