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Social Determinants of health

Graphic showing the social determinants of health

Purpose of social determinants of health

The five social determinants of health are the common barriers that individuals face when accessing the services and resources they seek.

Whether it’s access to employment or a safe neighborhood, each plays a role in our well-being and life expectancy.

Our goals in centering the five determinants are:

  1. Set organization-wide goals, draft corresponding plans to achieve those goals, and explain the significance to our everyday work
  2. Fulfill the Board of Directors’ strategic goals
  3. Provide clear direction and increase efficiency
  4. Proactively address the needs of our communities

Social Determinants of Health

  1. Economic Stability
  • Employment
  • Food Insecurity
  • Housing Instability
  • Poverty
  1. Education
  • School graduation
  • Early childhood and higher education enrollment
  • Language and literacy
  • Increasing accessibility in education environments
  1. Social & Community Context
    • Civic Participation
    • Discrimination
    • Incarceration
    • Social Cohesion
  1. Health & Health Care
  • Access to Health Care
  • Access to Primary Care
  • Health Literacy
  1. Neighborhood & Built Environment
  • Access to Foods that Support Healthy Eating Patterns
  • Crime and Violence
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Quality of Housing