Everyone should have an equal opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Understanding and utilizing the Social Determinants of Health, structural elements and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, can lead to a holistic approach to disease prevention. By providing the necessary data and education, policy makers and public health practitioners can create and evaluate health interventions that promote and improve health equity for all.
Gender-based violence affects people around the world every day. This violence, mainly towards women, reinforces power dynamics and impacts overall health, including physical and psychological development.