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SOM Health Equity: Health Disparities & Social Determinants of Health

Definition: Health Disparities

"Health disparities are differences in the presence of disease, health outcomes, quality of health care and access to health care services that exist across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups."1



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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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