Supporting Communities to Address Social Determinants of Health
The conditions in which we are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life—known as social determinants of health (SDOH) —have a profound impact on health. They influence the opportunities available to us to practice healthy behaviors, enhancing or limiting our ability to live healthy lives.
Differences in SDOH contribute to the stark and persistent chronic disease disparities among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, systematically limiting opportunities for members of some groups to be healthy.
NCCDPHP invests directly in communities to reduce chronic diseases among vulnerable populations. Learn more about how NCCDPHP aims to address SDOH and reduce chronic diseases.
The National Center for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) aims to address the five SDOH that are strongly tied to chronic disease conditions and communities that are most affected.