From your perspective, what are three key recommendations regarding the social determinants of health that you would like to suggest for the Regional Position Paper?
Consider empowerment or agency as a social determinant of health. There needs to be provision for legalized and organized participation of the community in the collaborative management of health, with democratic representation of all communities in the jurisdiction of a health facility, such as a community board of directors.
Only true involvement, and therefore empowerment, of the population can ensure that health actions become a part of the fabric of life.
Laura C. Altobelli Future Generations Lima, Peru