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Health Disparities & Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health contribute to health disparities and inequities. Healthy People 2030 defines Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) as "Conditions in the environments in which people live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks."

Healthy People 2030 outlines Five Key Areas of SDOH

Source: 

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (n.d.). Social determinants of health. Healthy People 2030. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

According to the World Health Organization: "The social determinants of health (SDH) are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems."

World Health Organization. (n.d.). Social determinants of health. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.who.int/health-topics/social-determinants-of-health#tab=tab_1

Healthy People 2030 Social Determinants of Health An overview from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Healthy People 2030 - Social Determinants of Health Literature Summaries Provides a snapshot of the latest research related to specific social determinants of health. From the Department of Health and Human Services.