Wider determinants of health, also known as social determinants of health, are a diverse range of social, economic and environmental factors which impact on people’s health. These factors are influenced by the local, national and international distribution of power and resources which shape the conditions of daily life. Wider determinants define the extent to which different individuals have the physical, social, and personal resources to identify and achieve goals, meet their needs and deal with changes to their circumstances.
Addressing the wider determinants of health is key to reducing health inequalities. Several studies have attempted to estimate the contribution of the wider determinants to population health, finding that wider determinants have a greater influence on health than health care, behaviours, or genetics. It is, therefore, an important aspect of public health in terms of informing preventative action and reducing inequality.
The following links highlight information relevant to the wider determinants of health in Croydon.
|Last updated||Date to be reviewed / updated|
|Housing affordability in Croydon (a short data summary)||March 2023||March 2024|
|OHID – Fingertips Wider Determinants Profile||2023 (live link)||n/a (live link)|
|Intelligent London – Education and Learning of young people in Croydon||2023 (live link)||n/a (live link)|
|Metropolitan Police – Crime data||2023 (live link)||n/a (live link)|
|Mayors Office for Policing and Crime – Crime and Violence data||2023 (live link)||n/a (live link)|