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Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health are conditions in the communities in which people live, work, play, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes. Resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes. Examples of these resources include safe and affordable housing, access to education, public safety, availability of healthy foods, local emergency/health services, and environments free of life-threatening toxins. HealthyPeople 2020 has developed an organizing framework that includes the following areas:
  • Economic Stability
  • Education
  • Health and Health Care
  • Social and Community Context
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment

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Content updated: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 13:47:52 MDT