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Social Determinants of Health Research Center


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Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC) welcomes all international researchers, scientists and students and provides contribution in fulfilling multinational projects, research papers and social works.

 If you are willing to cooperate in developing any project with SDHRC, do not hesitate contact us on   collab@sdhrc.ir

The Social Determinants of Health research center (SDHRC) was established in 2012. The main mission of this center is to carry out research in order to improve daily living conditions, tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources, to measure and understand the problem and assess the impact of action. The main research fields of SDHRC include employment/unemployment, environment, income/poverty, insurance coverage, housing and racism/discrimination.

Social Determinants of Health (SDH), such as nutrition, environment, work environment, poverty, education, social class, housing, water, sex, unemployment, stress, income, social support, education are the most important social determinants of health and cause diseases compared with biological agents and play the key role in human’s health and if they are ignored, achieving health and justice will be impossible. These factors cause more than 50% of diseases and mortality rate in the world. Based on the available evidences, the major health inequities result from the asymmetric consequences of social factors on the health of people. Inequalities in health makes the world unfavorable for human. In fact, to achieve a humane society and reduce the health inequalities, the social determinants of health should be considered as a vital paradigm in any society.

Understanding these factors and discovering their inter-relationships is one of main objectives of World Health Organization. During the last decade, the scientific information in the realm of social determinants of health has improved dramatically and today the political conditions have been provided to consider this issue compared to the last decade. This opportunity is too important to be neglected. To achieve these objective, a comprehensive management is required to deploy the relevant knowledge and enhance the necessary political consciousness along with the moral attitude. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health has been established at an international level, providing more ​​rapid progress in scientific understanding of the social determinants of health in recent decades.