The Last Straw: A board game on the social determinants of health

Date of Review: February, 2020

This is a board game designed to promote critical discussion about various social determinants of health. The game is structured so that each player encounters different scenarios with different consequences based on social factors and demographics. Educators wishing to use the game as a learning activity can benefit from the implementation guidance offered in the following manuscript: Rossiter, Kate and Kate Reeve. “The Last Straw!: A Tool for Participatory Education About the Social Determinants of Health.” Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, vol. 2 no. 2, 2008, p. 137-144. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/cpr.0.0017. —Katy Wright, PhD, NCEAS