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Social and Cultural Determinants of Health: Chronic Disease and Well-Being in India and Canada

Local  (e.g., Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion) and global (e.g., WHO)  health organizations are increasingly emphasizing the importance of  prevention of chronic disease. Nonetheless, very little research  addresses the influence of social determinants on chronic disease in  South Asians, and even less on how that influence changes as a function  of culture and environment. By focusing on social and lifestyle  predictors, and their interaction with cultural and environmental  variables, we will be able to provide guidelines for targeted health  promotion and prevention campaigns in both Canada and India.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Emily Hostland, Projects Coordinator
416 736 2100 ex. 20712