As most countries in the shifts focus towards achieving value-based models which impact positive results rather than the conventional treatment procedures, most healthcare leaders continue to include the social determinants of health as integral components of their efforts. Currently, a holistic review of the patients and their overall environment have been factored into healthcare procedures. World Health Organization defines social determinants as the specific conditions in which people are born, and to which they grow, live, and work. This essay reflects on two films “not just a paycheck,” and “place matters." The two films outline common social determinants of health among members of communities. However, the two environments and contexts represented in the videos are different from one another. Additionally, the two videos suggest that both healthcare authorities and the public have equal responsibilities in ensuring sound health.
Social Determinants of Health Reflective Paper
Not Just a Paycheck compares the impact of Electrolux Corporation relocation from two localities, Greenville, Michigan and Vastervick, Sweden. Electrolux Corporation relocated from Greenville, Michigan to Juarez, Mexico citing high labor costs in 2006. The company had been a significant employer organization in that locality, and before its relocation, most of the people had lived middle-class lives, owning luxurious homes, buying new cars and affording summer vacations (Joint Center Health Policy Institute,2008).