The course introduces the student to the concepts and frameworks on health promotion and the social determinants of health.  Drawn from the initial work of the Commission on Social Determinants that was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008, as well as from the very first International Conference on Health Promotion way back in 1986, the course also provides a venue for discussing how this theoretical frame is translated into practice in various settings.  Cases from other countries are discussed and analyzed.  Experiences in the Philippine setting are also explored and assessed.