Artiga, S., & Hinton, E. (2018, May). Beyond health care: The role of social determinants in promoting health and health equity. Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Year: 2018


This brief provides an overview of social determinants of health and emerging initiatives to address them. It shows: 1) social determinants of health include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care; 2) there are a growing number of initiatives to address social determinants of health within and outside of the health care system (examples provided); and 3) many challenges remain to address social determinants of health, and new directions pursued by the Trump Administration could limit resources and initiatives focused on these efforts.

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