Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health
What Are Health Disparities?
What are social determinants of health, social risk factors, and social needs?
1) Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
Mortality, Morbidity, Life Expectancy, Health Care Expenditures, Health Status, Functional Limitations
2) Social Risk Factors:
3) Social Needs:
Why SDOH, Social Risk Factors and Social Needs are Important to Health Disparities and Health Equity.
What you can do
Learn about the factors that inﬂuence patients’ health outside of health system walls.
Help connect patients to people who can provide resources to help with social needs, including social workers, care managers and clinical resource coordinators.
Advocate for and support equitable economic and social policies and systems and development agendas.