• Social Determinants of Health

    Social Determinants of Health

    What are the social determinants of health? Social determinants of health are the conditions during which people are born, grow, live, work and age. They include factors such as. socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood, and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, also as access to health care. Addressing social determinants of health is vital for improving health and reducing health disparities. Though health care is important to health, it’s a comparatively weak health determinant. Research shows that health outcomes are driven by an array of things, including underlying genetics, health behaviors, social and environmental factors, and health care. Why are social determinants of health important? While there’s currently no consensus…