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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...


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.


"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.