Social Determinants of Health Research Center
Social Determinants of Health is an integrated approach to deal with health problems, improve public health and move toward "healthy society". In this approach, physical and mental health problems and diseases are considered from a social perspective, so these determinants can be used in health planning and policy making. Factors such as nutrition, environment, work environment, poverty, education, housing, water, sex, unemployment, stress, income, social support, education, training and so on are of the most important social determinants of health. Studying each of these factors and understanding the structural relationships between them are among the World Health Organization's focused objectives.
Social determinants of health ( poverty, income, social activity, social class, education, health literacy, discrimination, gender, race, ethnicity, language, minority, place of residence, immigration, religion, occupation, stress, addiction, food, access And the use of primary health services, urbanization, marginalization, violence, health care and social and lifestyle support) play a much larger role than biologic factors in human health and well-being.
Unfortunately, due to the fact that most of these factors are not understood and not converted to demand, they have been neglected. The mission of the Social Determinants of Health Research Center is to pay attention to these determinants, so as to contribute to community research by community engagement and the production of the knowledge needed to preserve and promote the general health of the community. In this regard, the Center research priorities are as follows: