Determinants of Health

Write a Formal Letter: based on the determinants of health (p.89, Fig 4-1).CHOOSE one (or a combination) determinant. Then write a letter to either a public health organization (i.e.  World Health Organization (,  Center for Disease Control (,  American Public Health Association (, or  Institute of Medicine (IOM), now know as the  National Academy of Medicine ( and recommend how the organization can improve their assessment, policy, or role in respect to one of the health determinants.

 Determinants of Health

General macroenvironmental conditions of socioeconomic, cultural, and environmental conditions that also impact health:

  • Education
  • Work environment
  • Living and working conditions
  • Healthcare services
  • Food production
  • Water and sanitation
  • Housing

Also, you can choose from Social Determinants of Health. According to Healthy People 2020, social determents of health include:

  • Neighborhood and built environment
  • Health and health care
  • Economic stability
  • Education
  • Social and community context

THIS IS A FORMAL LETTER. If citations are needed please use the link below titled “How to Cite Other People’s Work in a Business Letter” to assist you. It is optional to officially mail this to the designated organization you wrote the letter to.