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TAMAYO, Mauro; BESOAIN, Álvaro  and  REBOLLEDO, Jaime. Social determinants of health and disability: updating the model for determination. Gac Sanit [online]. 2018, vol.32, n.1, pp.96-100.  Epub Nov 30, 2020. ISSN 0213-9111.

Social determinants of health (SDH) are conditions in which people live. These conditions impact their lives, health status and social inclusion level. In line with the conceptual and comprehensive progression of disability, it is important to update SDH due to their broad implications in implementing health interventions in society. This proposal supports incorporating disability in the model as a structural determinant, as it would lead to the same social inclusion/exclusion of people described in other structural SDH. This proposal encourages giving importance to designing and implementing public policies to improve societal conditions and contribute to social equity. This will be an act of reparation, justice and fulfilment with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Keywords : Disability; Social determinants of health; Poverty; Inclusion; Health equity.

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