Social influences

The social influences of health can significantly impact a person's well-being and health outcomes. It includes things like where you were born, access to education, employment opportunities, housing, social support and more.

Here's a simple explanation. Imagine your health is like a plant and to make sure the plant grows well, you need to provide it with the right soil, water, and sunlight. In the same way, people need the right conditions for good health. These conditions are the social influences of health.

The Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation is committed to funding research in this area to address the root causes of health issues in the community, which will lead to better health outcomes for everyone. Research can identify ways to prevent health problems from occurring in the first place, resulting in a higher quality of life for our community and fewer people getting sick.

We now need your help to keep making your community a healthier and happier place to live. Your contribution will make a meaningful and lasting difference. Please donate today.