by Kelli Komro, Scott Burris, Alexander C Wagenaar
"Objectives: This review examines the effects of family economic security policies on child and family health outcomes, formulates a framework for posible mechanisms of effect, and introduces our policy surveillance system to measure changes in state laws affecting social determinants of health."
"..... it is, however, the sort of investment required to move from social determinants frameworks to practical policy success.
Our perspective is an optimistic one. "Social determinants" have been reified in their complexity. Eating, drinking, smoking, – even driving – are actually all downstream manifestations of complex social, psychological and biological interactions, and yet, science has managed to identify policies that effectively reduce harmful behavior and outcomes. With the proper investment of resources and talent, we can do the same with social determinants. "
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