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Social determinants of health impact on families
Population and Public Health

Social Determinants of Health Guide

The social determinants of health, also referred to as SDOH, are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, and have gained recognition for the broad impact on health, health equity and overall well-being. Discover more about the social determinants of health and what we can do to improve health equity in our guide.


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"The innovators who will make the most impact in healthcare will be the ones who can pivot from providing care for patients to empowering patients to care for themselves."
Ethel Massing, MSHI, SHIMSS
Innovation Project Specialist, Parkview Health Chapter Past-President, Indiana Chapter of HIMSS