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Dennis Raphael and Jessica Muller

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Dr. Dennis Raphael is a professor of health policy and management at York University. Jessica Muller is a MA student in the graduate program of health policy and equity at York University.

Belonging to a union is good for your health

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Belonging to a union is good for your health

Living and working conditions are the primary factors that shape whether individuals stay healthy or become ill; they are much more important than biological markers or behavioural choices. This truism applies to just about every physical, mental or social affliction that one may encounter. The term social determinants of health (SDOH) has come to stand for these living and working conditions that include income, housing, food security, unemployment, job security and working conditions, as well as the health care system and the social safety net, among others. The health care, public health and civil society sectors all accept this conclusion.

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