An individual’s health does not occur in isolation. Rather, many factors combine together to influence the health of individuals and communities. These factors include social, cultural, economic and physical environments, individual behavior, and biology. Together, these factors are known as the “determinants of health” and they describe where we live, how we live, and who we live among.
Local Area Coordination - This innovation, first developed by Eddie Bartnick in Western Australia, offers an important strategy for refocusing resources and effort into local communities, preventing needs, growing connections and strengthening local capacities.