Improving our health is about more than diet, smoking and exercise

Improving our health is about more than diet, smoking and exercise

Health care is but one element of what makes the biggest difference in health outcomes — social factors play a far more significant role. Income and its distribution, education, employment, social supports, housing, nutrition, and the wider environment — what we have come to know as the social determinants of health — are the most powerful predictors of wellness and longevity.