Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Local Faith Communities as partners in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

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English
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35 mins
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Nov 2021
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What you will learn

An introduction to Social Determinants of Public Health.

Establish the relationship between Religion and Public Health.

Identify roles of Religion through Local Faith Communities in Public Health.

Overview of the Sustainable Development Goals on Health.

Explain the partnerships between Local Faith Communities in Public Health to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Description

Low income situations negatively affect health outcomes of populations, hence, threatening the ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Research carried out so far on issues of income, education and life expectancy, have come to a common consensus that poverty reduction would promote healthier populations.

In seeking partners to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, this course seeks to understand the relationship between health and religion. Undertaken is the study of religion in influencing public health outcomes in communities. Highlighted is the importance of  religion as an element in the Social Determinants of Health. This is particularly important in the efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations by 2030.

Thus, in reflecting on the interaction between religion and health, one thought can be that, if religion is central in many people's lives then religion can be said to be central to managing public health issues and be a driver for wellbeing in communities. This leads us to a conclusion that, religion and health cannot be regarded as independent of each other.

Hence, established is that Local Faith Communities are driven by religion, which in this instance, is said to be a social determinant of health. And in enforcing the notion that health, cannot be separated from religion, Local Faith Communities, therefore, should be considered as partners for public health.

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Content

Introduction

Introduction

Social Determinants of Public Health

Social Determinants of Public Health. What are they?
The "wider set of forces" in Social Determinants of Public Health
How do the "wider set of forces" affect Public Health?

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Religion, a Social Determinant of Public Health
Roles played by Religion in Public Health action

Local Faith Communities in Public Health

Local Faith Communities as partners for Public Health
Significant attributes of Local Faith Communities
Local Faith Communities, influenced by religious narratives on community health
Local Faith Communities, ability to influence individual and community behaviour
Local Faith Communities have greater levels of sustainability and endurance
Local Faith Communities hold social and material assets

Local Faith Communities and Sustainable Development goals

Overview of the Sustainable Development Goals on Health
Local Faith Communities: Partners in meeting the SDGs on Health

Conclusion

Global recognition of Local Faith Communities in Public
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