Just words... what we talk about when we talk about health

Miriam Vandenberg, Michael Bentley

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    In Tasmania, particularly in recent times, the term ‘social determinants of health’ has gained increasing prominence – both in the community sector and to a lesser extent in government policy. But just how well are such terms understood – and importantly how are they understood by those who are experiencing the very things we are talking about? This study used a qualitative research design and recruited people in the community across Tasmania who had little prior knowledge of the language of social determinants of health to participate in focus groups or interviews. We sought to build an understanding of how ‘everyday’ Tasmanians interpret and understand this language in the context of their own lives as well as broader society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationTasmania
    PublisherSocial Determinants of Health Advocacy Network (Tasmania)
    Number of pages37
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015


    • Health inequity
    • Tasmania
    • Social conditions
    • Social determinants of health


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