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Social Determinants of Refugee Mental Health

  • Farah N. MawaniEmail author
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Part of the International Perspectives on Migration book series (IPMI, volume 7)

Abstract

Disparities in social determinants and in mental health outcomes between refugees, immigrants, and domestic-born individuals, and between sub-groups of refugees, are largely attributable to inequalities in social determinants, including socioeconomic factors, social support, and systemic racism and discrimination.This chapter outlines a multi-level framework of determinants of mental health inequities, including macro-, community-, family-, and individual levels of determinants, across a continuum from pre-migration to resettlement.

Keywords

Social determinants Mental health Health equity Health inequities Refugees Refugee health Health disparities Intersectionality 

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  1. 1.Dalla Lana School of Public HealthUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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