It Takes a Village

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

Health is much more than the absence of illness and injury. Factors such as the environment, neighborhood safety, access to education and healthy food, and economic status have a profound impact on our health. Adding these social determinants to what we know about the importance of access to quality health care allows us to better focus our priorities and resources to create healthier individuals, healthier families, and healthier communities.