1.1) What is the difference between structural and proximal/intermediate determinants of health?
1.2) The articles we read throughout the semester examine various determinants of health, including economic conditions and income inequality, gender, racism, neighborhood disadvantage, among others. Choose two determinants of health outlined in the articles.
a) What are the main mechanisms by which these determinants affect health?
b) Think about the distinction between structural and proximal determinants of health. Would the determinants you chose be considered structural or proximal determinants of health? If they are proximal determinants, what structural determinants shape them? If they are structural determinants, which proximal determinants do they affect?