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Searching Health Disparities Literature: Social Determinants of Health

What are Social Determinants of Health?

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are non-medical, environmental factors that impact health-related quality of life. Addressing these factors is fundamental to reducing inequities in health outcomes. The US Department of Health and Human Services outlines five domains of SDOH: economic stability, education access & quality, healthcare access & quality, neighborhood & built environment, and social & community context. The videos and links below provide an overview of SDOH and detailed information on each of the five domains.

Social Determinants of Health

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The 5 Domains

Economic Stability

Education Access and Quality

Healthcare Access and Quality

Neighborhood and Built Environment

Social and Community Context