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Explore Resources Related to the Social Determinants of Health

Nearly everyone is impacted by the social determinants of health in one way or another.  Healthy People 2020 organizes the social determinants of health around five key domains: (1) Economic Stability, (2) Education, (3) Health and Health Care, (4) Neighborhood and Built Environment, and (5) Social and Community Context.

Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health

Academic research website that analyzes data on social determinants of health to engage communities and inform policymakers

Transportation and Health Toolkit (American Public Health Association)

Communication strategies to join public health and transportation communities and develop effective policies

Transforming the Health of our City: Chicago Answers the Call (Chicago Department of Public Health, Illinois) [PDF - 2.4 MB]

Citywide action plan to achieve measurable health targets and set policy, programmatic, and educational & public awareness strategies

The Green House Project

Innovative model for improving quality of life of older adults in institutional long-term care

Technical Guidance for Health Impact Assessment in Alaska (State of Alaska HIA Program, Department of Health and Social Services)

Toolkit to support the production of appropriate Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) when they are initiated by a government agency or stakeholder

Take Care New York (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York)

Strategic health agenda to address the leading causes of preventable illness and premature death in New York City

Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (Monterey County Health Department, California) [PDF - 2.1 MB]

Strategic plan to increase access to care, reduce documented health disparities, and provide regional prevention services

Safe Routes to School State Network Project (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Project to ensure that states spend federal funding for Safe Routes to School and increase physical activity opportunities for children