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Health Disparities & Health Equity

Selected Books

Selected Journals & Publications


Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age that shape health. This brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation an overview of social determinants of health and emerging initiatives to address them.

Artiga, S. Hinton, E. (2018). Beyond health care: The role of social determinants in promoting health and health equity. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from

Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health From the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

CSDH (2008). Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. World Health Organization.

Social Determinants of Health An overview of SDOH from Healthy People 2030.

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

Social Determinants of Health and Related Inequalities: Confusion and Implications  Given that social determinants of health are vital for overall public health achievement, a clear understanding of the concept is crucial. This paper attempts to discuss some of the ambiguities and or confusions surrounding the concept.

Islam M. M. (2019). Social determinants of health and related inequalities: Confusion and implications. Frontiers in Public Health7, 11.