Social determinants of health
“You shouldn’t be breathing air that could be killing you.”
As doctors and child advocates who care for children, we want them to have the opportunity to grow up to be healthy, productive members of our society. To help them realize their potential, healthy economics may be one of the best remedies of all.
I often hear people saying "he has cancer," or "my friend passed away from cancer." Maybe we shouldn't give the disease an identity.
Whether all 297 programs consistently serve their vulnerable target population, however, is a different question. A decade of observation and the outcome of the Birmingham trial reveal that federal safeguards to protect this mission are insufficient.
If you follow the news closely, it can seem like small-town America is in the throes of social and economic collapse.
Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
Creating a life of financial freedom requires discipline, learning to live within your means, and accepting that delayed gratification is superior than spending money that you do not have. It is a difficult undertaking, but one that you will not regret.