Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health
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Uncovering the forces outside our individual control that determine how healthy we are
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Health by Design

Health by Design | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it
The spaces in which we inhabit can have a long term impact on how we develop, the choices we make, the way that we socialize, and how healthy we are. The built environment can promote active living...
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Integrated planning and design have the potential for addressing and preventing many of our nation’s devastating health concerns. Read about what one school district in Viginia is doing to set kids up for success by creating a healthy, fun, learning environment. How is your community using planning and design to foster health and wellness?

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App powered by Mayo Clinic info seeks to better connect hospitals with patients

App powered by Mayo Clinic info seeks to better connect hospitals with patients | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it
Hospitals need to build better connection with patients. Read how an an app that promotes mhealth is helping some hospitals do that.

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“Breaking Down Barriers” Panel Discussion on Health Care for LGBT Persons

“Breaking Down Barriers” Panel Discussion on Health Care for LGBT Persons | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it

"For the first time, we're collecting data on the health of America's LGBT population. This data will shine a spotlight on health disparities and show us exactly where we need to do better."

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Indian Health Service Innovations Have Helped Reduce Health Disparities Affecting American Indian And Alaska Native People

Indian Health Service Innovations Have Helped Reduce Health Disparities Affecting American Indian And Alaska Native People | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it
Indian Health Service Innovations Have Helped Reduce Health Disparities Affecting American Indian And Alaska...
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Health Disparities News Roundup – Friday, November 11, 2011 ...

Health Disparities News Roundup – Friday, November 11, 2011 ... | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it
Blog: National Partnership for Action: Improving Health Disparities Research – “Cross-posted from the healthcare.gov blog. This year we have achieved important milestones in our commitments to reduce racial and ethnic ...
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shannon mcgarry's comment, November 15, 2011 1:23 PM
Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health news and reports from this past week.
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Life in Underserved Medicine: Why social determinants of health ...

Life in Underserved Medicine: Why social determinants of health ... | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it

"What can we do to target SDOH and improve the health of individuals and communities? How can we take on this task?"

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DC Central Kitchen - Healthy Corners

"There are so many places in D.C. where people can't get healthy meals, healthy foods. I It shouldn't be like that." Healthy Corners provides fresh fruits and veggies to places where people would otherwise have to travel miles to access these things...check out this video

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shannon mcgarry's comment, November 15, 2011 1:27 PM
A great video showing how bringing fruits and vegetables to convenience stores in neighborhoods with limited access to fresh produce can make a huge impact on the lives of the people in those communities!
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UnderstandingSociety: Health disparities in the US and China

UnderstandingSociety: Health disparities in the US and China | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it

Disparities in mortality across the eight Americas, each consisting of millions or tens of millions of Americans, are enormous by all international standards. The observed disparities in life expectancy cannot be explained by race, income, or basic health-care access and utilization alone. Because policies aimed at reducing fundamental socioeconomic inequalities are currently practically absent in the US, health disparities will have to be at least partly addressed through public health strategies that reduce risk factors for chronic diseases and injuries.

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Poverty’s Poster Child

Poverty’s Poster Child | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it

Pine Ridge is a poster child of American poverty and of the failures of the reservation system for American Indians in the West. The latest Census Bureau data show that Shannon County here had the lowest per capita income in the entire United States in 2010. Not far behind in that Census Bureau list of poorest counties are several found largely inside other Sioux reservations in South Dakota: Rosebud, Cheyenne River and Crow Creek.

 

Poverty in the United States, including in the reservations, is so entrenched because it is often part of a toxic brew of alcohol or drug dependencies, dysfunctional families and educational failures. It self-replicates generation after generation....

 

Half the population over 40 on Pine Ridge has diabetes, and tuberculosis runs at eight times the national rate. As many as two-thirds of adults may be alcoholics, one-quarter of children are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and the life expectancy is somewhere around the high 40s — shorter than the average for sub-Saharan Africa. Less than 10 percent of children graduate from high school.

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How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity

How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it

This video offers a helpful introduction for all healthcare providers on how culture, language and health literacy support the elimination of disparities and promote health equity.


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Senator Akaka Introduces Minority Health Equity Bill

Senator Akaka Introduces Minority Health Equity Bill | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012 (S. 2474) with Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) to improve the health of underserved minority communities. The bill is supported by nearly two hundred organizations that work to overcome the health disparities that disproportionately affect minority groups.

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Keys To the Closet: Federal Report Shows Stark Health Disparities ...

Keys To the Closet: Federal Report Shows Stark Health Disparities ... | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it
Federal Report Shows Stark Health Disparities in Lesbian and Bisexual Women. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is including lesbian and bisexual women as a special population in the Women's ...
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Health Equity: [EQ] Social Determinants of Health - What Doctors ...

We recognise that not every doctor has the opportunity to change the social determinants of health throughout the life course of individual patients and have thus included other ways in which they can make a difference, ...
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Study Finds Disparities in Hospital Care Associated with Excess Air Pollution - HealthCanal.com

Study Finds Disparities in Hospital Care Associated with Excess Air Pollution - HealthCanal.com | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it
Study Finds Disparities in Hospital Care Associated with Excess Air PollutionHealthCanal.comThe study examined racial and ethnic disparities in hospital admissions and emergency room visits caused by exposure to ozone and fine particulate matter at...
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Health Equity Exchange : Health Equity Initiative

Health Equity Exchange : Health Equity Initiative | Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health | Scoop.it

The Health Equity Exchange is a space to voice comments,
ideas, and questions related to health equity.: http://t.co/ztN09vMw...

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Health Affairs article focuses on health care disparities facing people with disabilities

Two decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect, people with disabilities continue to face difficulties meeting major social needs, including obtaining appropriate access to health care facilities and services.
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