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What are Social Determinants of Health?

Healthy People 2020 Approach to Social Determinants of Health

A “place-based” organizing framework, reflecting five (5) key areas of social determinants of health (SDOH), was developed by Healthy People 2020.

These five key areas (determinants) include:

  • Economic Stability
  • Education
  • Social and Community Context
  • Health and Health Care
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment

See HealthyPeople.gov for a more complete definition and overview. 

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USC has many more ebooks on this subject. Search the Norris Medical Library catalog (HELIX) and the USC Libraries Search using terms such as, but not limited to: social determinants of health, public health, heath equity, health inequality, health disparities, etc. Remember to try a combination of terms, such as social AND public health, for example.