The World Health Organization has launched a new online course on the social determinants of health.
The course consists of an online tutorial with four learning units that make connections between health, and equity, social justice and human rights. It is intended to provide insight on the social determinants of health in order to encourage changes in policy that promote and protect the health of a population. The course is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and is targeted to WHO staff members and other health ministry officials but is free to access and fully available to the public.
The course guide, "Global Learning Device on Social Determinants of
Health and Public Policy Formulation," is available at http://dds-dispositivoglobal.ops.org.ar/curso/.
[Source: CLICK4HP, http://listserv.yorku.ca/archives/click4hp.html.