July 2010 spectra 81 - Social determinants of health

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To him that has (affluence) shall be given (health)

Social determinants of health. «To him that has shall be given». This popular saying accurately sums up the principle behind the social determinants of health. People who are better off in terms of key aspects of life and work can also expect to live longer and healthier lives than others. more


At first hand

Editorial Pascal Strupler. A wide and varied spectrum of health promotion, prevention and early identification measures have been established in Switzerland in recent decades. They are aimed at the general public, young people, schools, etc. It has been scientifically proven that, under certain conditions, prevention is both effective and saves costs. more


Education and migration as health determinants

Equality of opportunities. Studies show that young immigrants do not enjoy the same opportunities as their Swiss peers in Switzerland’s educational system. This poorer access to education can ultimately have negative effects on health. more


Child’s play: a balanced diet and enough physical activity

Suisse Balance. The Suisse Balance programme provides expert and financial support for innovative projects that make it fun for children and adolescents to engage in daily physical activity and enjoy a balanced diet. Since Suisse Balance was launched in 2002, a large variety of successful projects have been initiated, implemented and evaluated. The diet and physical activity projects currently receiving support, also at the implementation level, include «Procap bewegt», «BodyTalk PEP», «Papperla PEP» and «BabyGuide». more


Early identification and intervention in schools: lessons learned

New publication: The RADIX foundation has extracted key findings from the evaluations of a number of projects concerned with early identification and early intervention (E&E) in schools and presented them in summarised form in a new publication. E&E is an investment in the future not only of young people but also of schools, and improves equality of opportunities for the 10 –20% of children and adolescents in Switzerland who are at risk. more