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Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions – and their distribution among the population – that influence individual and group differences in health status. They are risk factors found in one's living and working conditions (such as the distribution of income, wealth, influ...

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The conditions in which you live, learn, work and age affect your health. Social determinants such as neighborhood, education and health care can influence your lifelong well-being.

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"I would argue the missing member of the healthcare team, the one that can help every team member recognize and address the social determinants of health, is a lawyer." A great blog post from the Medical Director of National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at GW on the best ways to address the social determinants of health.

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