NCHHSTP Resources on SDH

This section offers links to a variety of resources from NCHHSTP that are related to social determinants of health. Resources include videos, podcasts, blogs and fact sheets. You can also learn about features in the NCHHSTP AtlasPlus web site related to social determinants of health. In addition, you can also view a list of articles co-authored by NCHHSTP colleagues in the NCHHSTP Publications on SDH section of this site.

  • Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares critical information on the social factors—often referred to as social determinants of health—that contribute to the HIV epidemic in black communities in the United States: Factors Driving the HIV Epidemic Among African Americans
    • Homelessness in the 21st century is an ongoing problem, increasing due to the country’s recent economic downturn, especially in urban areas. This video podcast discusses how homelessness impacts health and what public health professionals can do about it: Public Health and Homelessness
    • In this podcast, Dr. Ted Pestorius speaks with Dr. Marian McDonald, Associate Director for Minority and Women’s Health at CDC about an article in September 2008 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases on infectious diseases in the homeless. There are an estimated 100 million homeless people worldwide today, and this number is likely to grow. The homeless population is vulnerable to many diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. Dr. McDonald discusses why this population is so vulnerable: Infectious Diseases in the Homeless
General Resources
  • Jo. A Valentine conversations in Equity blog titled “Mission Possible: Treat Me Right” from April 19, 2018.
  • NCHHSTP AtlasPlus is an interactive tool that gives users the ability to create customized tables, maps, and charts using more than 15 years of CDC’s surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB. AtlasPlus also provides access to indicators on social determinants of health. Users can view social and economic data in conjunction with surveillance data for each disease. The NCHHSTP AtlasPlus web site also includes PowerPoint slides with maps of the United States color-coded for rates of poverty, vacant housing units and other social determinants of health.
Page last reviewed: December 19, 2019