Social Determinants of Health

Long before we need medical care, our foundation for health begins in our homes, schools, jobs and neighborhoods. For everyone in our nation to have an equal opportunity for good health, more attention must be focused on the social and economic factors that most affect health where we live, learn, work and play.

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Health Care: Necessary But Not Sufficient

September 23, 2014 Issue Brief
A study finds those with less education have worse health. Access to good doctors is important, but it doesn’t eliminate the effects of a low level of education on health.

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