Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) have developed goals for FY20 to enhance the health of the public by intentionally addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in the following service lines:

  • Library Services / Information Technology
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
  • Practice Support Services
  • Student and Preceptor Support
  • Community Partnerships/Collaborations

This resource list is intended to inform of SDOH, its impact on patients/clients, help guide the delivery of care and training provided.

Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

Healthy People 2020 approach to social determinants of health include the five key areas (determinants):

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