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Social Determinants of Health
Resources and Reference Materials on Social Determinants of Health
The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are defined as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These conditions are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources. Research has shown that the inequities of this distribution for those facing poor social and economic circumstances can have lasting affects on an individual’s health. Community Health Workers (CHWs) can be an extremely effective tool for addressing these social issues. Their deep knowledge of their communities, coupled with the trust and rapport they build with their clients, make CHWs a natural fit for addressing the issues of SDOH that are intertwined with the health outcomes of their clients. These resources were developed to provide information and tools to organizations who serve in communities in which health is negatively impacted by its social circumstances. All resources are available for free and licensed to be distributed for educational use.
This brief presents some general information on social determinants of health, available tools for data collection on SDOH, and the role that Community Health Workers (CHW) may play in implementing SDOH programs.
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In addition to publishing resources and conducting our own Community Health Worker (CHW) programs, MHP Salud offers a variety of training and consulting services to help organizations create and optimize their own CHW programs. When we provide these services, we put our 35 years of experience to work to enhance your organization’s services and improve your overall reach. Does your organization employ Community Health Workers? We can help.