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Northwell/ZSOM Health Equity: Social Determinants of Health

Definition: Social Determinants of Health

"Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks."1

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How Social Determinants Impact Healthcare

Social Determinants of Health Resources

Literature Databases


Professional Standards on SDOH

iLearn Courses

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A Primer on Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health (SDH) are major factors that contribute to health inequities and health disparities, and impact health outcomes. Thus, it is essential to consider SDHs into the holistic care of a patient, and ultimately help build an environment that promotes good health for everyone. This module describes the various SDHs, their impact on health outcomes, and practical ways to address SDH in your practice

Health Literacy: Providing Equitable Care

This online educational module will provide you with several techniques to enhance effective patient-provider communication.

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