Posts tagged "social determinants"
Watch: Disparities researcher David Williams calls for action on health inequities

Watch: Disparities researcher David Williams calls for action on health inequities

APHA Annual Meeting speaker talks to APHA TV about acknowledging the role of racism in poor health and building communities of understanding and support.
AtlanticLIVE forum: Here’s how we prioritize social determinants of health

AtlanticLIVE forum: Here’s how we prioritize social determinants of health

Yesterday, leaders from challenge co-partners APHA and the National Association of Counties joined an AtlanticLIVE forum, sponsored by the Aetna Foundation, to explore how the equation can become a nationwide reality.
The Nation's Health: Medicaid, Medicare making the move toward social determinants

The Nation’s Health: Medicaid, Medicare making the move toward social determinants

A new policy could have dramatic and lasting effects on public health, as a major government program takes a turn toward addressing social determinants.
The Nation's Health (Storify): Education a lifelong social determinant of health

The Nation’s Health (Storify): Education a lifelong social determinant of health

Open your notebooks, and jot this down: Our education is one of the biggest factors in how well and how long we live.
FCC tool examines broadband as 'superdeterminant' of health

FCC tool examines broadband as ‘superdeterminant’ of health

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission launched its "Mapping Broadband Health" tool, which uses national, state and county maps to measure the intersection of connectivity — especially to internet — and health nationwide.
The Nation's Health: Education linked to health throughout lifespan

The Nation’s Health: Education linked to health throughout lifespan

Anthony Iton said he is hard-pressed to find anyone against high-quality education for everyone.
The Nation’s Health launches series on social determinants of health

The Nation’s Health launches series on social determinants of health

Our health is shaped by many factors that are often outside our control. To help us better understand how these forces affect health, The Nation’s Health has begun a multimedia series on the social determinants of health.
The Nation’s Health: Targeting causes of health disparities

The Nation’s Health: Targeting causes of health disparities

Several years ago, public health workers in Wayne County, Michigan, embarked on a new endeavor to tackle infant mortality, an issue that affected the community’s black newborns at more than twice the rate of white newborns.
APHA report teaches health equity, tells success stories

APHA report teaches health equity, tells success stories

Creating health equity is a guiding priority and core value of APHA. In March, APHA published a new report highlighting the efforts of state and local health agencies and one tribal nation to address the root causes of health inequities.

Using public policy as a tool to improve health

While much of the debate about improving the nation's health has focused on insurance coverage and reform, a lot of what influences wellness falls outside the traditional health system. APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin reports from a recent forum on how public policy is an essential tool for improving health.

AJPH: Number of deaths in the US linked to social factors

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health calculated how many U.S. deaths are linked social factors every year, including poverty and social support. Researchers found that approximately 245,000 deaths in the United States in 2000 were attributable to low education, 176,000 to racial segregation, 162,000 to low social support, 133,000 to...