(Answered) NR443 Week 1: Determinants of Health

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcome (CO).

  • CO1: Apply principles of nursing theory to the public health system by analyzing determinants of health and the public health intervention wheel. (PO1)

What are some factors that make some people healthy and others ill? Healthy People 2020 identifies five determinants of health that influence the health of individuals and populations. Healthy People 2020 describes them as “a range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health status” (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018, About Determinants of Health, para. 1). Determinants fall into five categories, including (a) policy making, (b) social factors, (c) health services, (d) individual behavior, and (e) biology and genetics.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2018). Healthy People 2020: About Determinants of Health. Retrieved from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Determinants-of-Health


According to ODPHD (2018), determinants of health takes into account a wide range of factors that influence the health status of individuals and populations. The category chosen for this discussion is the social factors. Social determinants of health have been found to reflect the social factors as well as physical conditions of the environment in which people are born, live, play, learn, and work. Social determinants of health usually have substantial impacts on health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes (ODPHD, 2018)……Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5