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Social Determinants of Health Are Our Life Circumstances

07/27/2022 09:00 AM EDT

Healthy People 2030 defines social determinants of health (SDOH) as “the conditions in the environments where 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.” SDOH form the dynamic context for what we experience in our everyday lives. They are not abstract concepts — they are our life circumstances.