Creative Determinants of Health Cards is a game, a manual, a meditation, and a muse for understanding the Social Determinants of Health. We developed the idea as impact artists responding to the emergence of Social Epidemiology as a radical yet obvious framework for understanding how health happens.
Health happens in a social context because humans are social beings. This social context had a greater effect on health outcomes than our genetics and our access to the health care system. We remain healthy because of our social context, we access the health care system typically when we have become ill. Influencing our social nature is the next great opportunity for healthcare and it begins with each of us.
The Cards are a result of combining the concept of Creative Intelligences, the way in which people create an understanding of the world around them, with the Social Determinants of Health.
These cards are observation tools for a practice of Social Determinants of Health because they build on you, yourself as the most powerful instrument of monitoring, measuring and researching your environment and surroundings and circumstances. These card instructions are meant to engage you in the joy of research.
You can download your own set here, OR if you are interested in us catering it for your community, please let us know!