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There's a lot of discussion today focused on the Social Determinants of Health.  These are defined as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age and include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks as well as access to health care.

There are a growing number of programs and initiatives working to address Social Determinants of Health both within and outside of the healthcare system.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video above and consider the impacts of these Social Determinants of Health on our community.

The video above was produced by NSW Government & the Agency for Clinical Innovation describing the Social Determinants of Healthy. This excerpt is intended for a specific audience. The full version can be found at: youtu.be/pbP1_qd5FHQ

This matters because...

Understanding the Social Determinants of Health matters because the factors affecting our health are not isolated from one another.  Mounting research points to the reality that if we are going to address health issues at their root cause, we must understand the complex inter-play between social and environmental factors that impact the health and well-being of our communities.
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