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Social Determinants of Health


Factors Affecting Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health are the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, play, and worship that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. Long-standing inequities in six key areas of social determinants of health are interrelated and influence a wide range of health and quality-of-life risks and outcomes.

  • Social and Community (Discrimination/Racism)
  • Healthcare Access and Use
  • Neighborhood and Physical Environment
  • Workplace Conditions
  • Education
  • Income and Wealth Gaps

Examining these layered health and social inequities can help us better understand how to promote health equity and improve health outcomes.

Education Access
and Quality

Social and
Community Context

Health Care
and Quality


Neighborhood and
Built Environment


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