Attention to the social determinants of health (SDH) is integral to population health and family medicine.
In 2019, the BCCFP awarded eight one-time grants of $5,000 to enable members to create resources or initiate projects in their communities that could help BC family physicians address the SDH.
Projects took place in both rural and urban areas of the province and addressed different populations and their needs, from new mothers on a small island to Indigenous people living in downtown Vancouver. A spectrum of care providers brought their expertise to the projects.
We are pleased to present a report summarizing each unique project and its outcomes. You will see a clear pattern in the importance and benefit of caring for the whole person, taking into consideration their mental health, social connectedness, economic well-being and access to basic needs.
The report includes links to tools to support your practice.
We hope you enjoy reading about these projects and that your imagination is sparked with new ideas for addressing the SDH in your practice.
Additional SDH resources: