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August 2023 Anne M. Roux, Kaitlin K. Miller, Sha Tao, Jessica E. Rast, Jonas Ventimiglia, Paul T. Shattuck, Lindsay L. Shea,
Context: Employment is a key social determinant of health. As such, high rates of unemployment, underemployment, and poverty across the rapidly… More
April 2023 Mark D. Hayward, Matea P. Farina,
We reviewed some of the recent advances in education and health, arguing that attention to social contextual factors and the dynamics of social and institutional change provide critical insights into the ways in which the association is embedded in institutional contexts. More
April 2023 Tyson H. Brown, Patricia Homan,
Policies that redress oppressive social, economic, and political conditions are essential for improving population health and achieving health equity. Efforts to remedy structural oppression and its deleterious effects should account for its multilevel, multifaceted, interconnected, systemic, and intersectional nature. More
April 2023 Marco Thimm-Kaiser, Adam Benzekri, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos,
To expand the number of effective strategies to address social determinants of health (SDOH), a practical framework for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers is needed to help conceptualize and target the key mechanisms of SDOH influence. More
September 2022 Melissa L. McCarthy, Yixuan Li, Angelo Elmi, Marcee E. Wilder, Zhaonian Zheng, Scott L. Zeger,
Social determinants of health are an important predictor of future health care costs but little is known about their impact on Medicaid spending. More
May 2022 Harold A. Pollack, Jason Lerner, Mary Beth Shapley,
Despite recognizing the importance of the social determinants of health, the health policy and public health community have failed to recognize and reward the profession and practice of social work, say Harold Pollack, Jason Lerner, and Mary Beth Shapley of the University of Chicago Urban Labs. More
March 2022 Sahil Sandhu, Hugh Alderwick, Laura M. Gottlieb, Alessa Erawan,
This Perspective describes how public-financing approaches have progressed in the United States and England to support social prescribing. More
January 2022 John E. McDonough,
Back in my 20s, in early 1980s Massachusetts, I was a tenant organizer and advocate. I learned quickly that the landlord-tenant space was zero-sum,… More
November 2021 Paula M. Lantz,
Paula M. Lantz discusses the implications for population health and public policy on the declining birth rate in the US. More
November 2021 Hahrie Han,
Scholars and policymakers alike have understood the connection between the social determinants of health and health for centuries now, but progress in… More
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