Restart Health

Problem Statement:

There is increasing evidence that social factors have an outsized influence on health. When one considers individual health, the social determinants of health (SDH) must be acknowledged - ultimately referring to the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age, and the wider set of forces shaping the conditions of daily life. When the social determinants of health are not acknowledged, discrimination, disparities and despair may ensue

Target Group:

Children are especially sensitive to their social circumstances and, for older youth, it can be particularly decisive.

Proposed Solution:

As we seek to solve for health through solving for social determinants, the collective power, energy and purpose of the youth who are instrumental in designing and shaping the future, must be harnessed. Healthy and empowered young people can be a significant driving force towards equitable societies and prosperous economies.

Hub Activities:

The Global Shapers Community has committed to this calling by designing the Youth Health Goals, a compass that points the collective youth towards a more health-equitable society. To successfully navigate the Great Reset of modern times, it is essential to harness the power of the youth to restart health on an inspired, inventive and inclusive note.

Short & Long-Term Goals/Results:

  • Increased health literacy on a global level

  • Increased awareness of health rights, health behaviours & wellness practices, including exercise & dietary considerations

  • Increased access to quality healthcare across several domains

  • Leveraging digital health to drive greater access

  • Increased access to mental health services

  • Increased access to women’s health solutions

  • Increased awareness for health responses to neglect & abuse

  • Increased and prolonged sanitation efforts

  • Increased long-term human health (longevity) by 2 years