Why care about social determinants for health? Only through addressing SDOH can we achieve health equity and create healthy neighborhoods. Health equity means that everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life. Achieving health equity requires those with more risk for health problems to receive more support. See figure above.
In the face of pervasive health disparities and life expectancy gaps, it can seem overwhelming to know where to start. The key is to start somewhere. If we all do something, we can move the needle on health equity. On this page we share examples and best practices of organizations and initiatives addressing SDOH. Our vision is to grow this list into an extensive resource bank. Please Contact Us and tell us about your work or initiatives that inspire you so we can add to the list. Also visit our specific SDOH pages below: