Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

What are Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)?

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes (CDC). We know that healthy behaviors generally lead to healthier outcomes, but health is also in part determined by social and economic opportunities.

The 5 key areas of SDOH developed by Healthy People 2020 include:

  • Economic Stability
  • Education
  • Social and Community Context
  • Health and Health Care
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment

Health isn’t always simple. We are committed to providing education, resources, and programs that help address SDOH.

Watch & Read: free resources available to you

WATCH:

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Play The impact of social determinants of health during COVID-19
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The impact of social determinants of health during COVID-19
Play Wellness informed peer support: impacting social determinants of health
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Wellness informed peer support: impacting social determinants of health
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The impact of social determinants of health during COVID-19
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Wellness informed peer support: impacting social determinants of health

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Magellan Health Insights:

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Going Beyond Traditional Benefits: Healthcare Systems Begin to Address Social Determinants of Health
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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Q&A

eMpowered for Wellness:

This newsletter provides an in-depth look into the critical behavioral health and social issues individuals in our country are facing today. Information and valuable resources are included to help improve overall health through peer support, whole health and working toward wellness. Check out our favorite articles:

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Digital Inclusion, an Emerging Social Determinant of Health
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Social Determinants of Health
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Social Inclusion and Recovery

Our health and wellness library:

Explore today’s most important health topics from our comprehensive health and wellness library. These are a few of our favorites that touch on SDoH-related subjects.

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Social Connections
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Support Groups and Social Support
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Taking Medications as Prescribed
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Wise Health Consumer

Additional resources

Find a full list of local and national financial, food, shelter and mental health resources.

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Magellan Behavioral Health of PA community and online resources
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Magellan Healthcare’s list of national support organizations