Social Determinants of Health: Know What Affects Health

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Social determinants of health (SDOH)external icon are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of life-risks and outcomes. Learn more about social determinants of health.

This website connects you to CDC resources for SDOH data, research, tools for action, programs, and policy. They may be used by people in public health, community organizations, research organizations, and health care systems to assess SDOH and improve community well-being. Information and tools available on this website were generated or funded by CDC within the last 10 years.

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For many people in racial and ethnic minority groups, living conditions may contribute to underlying health conditions and make it difficult to follow steps to prevent getting sick with COVID-19 or to seek treatment if they do get sick.

Page last reviewed: January 26, 2021, 12:00 AM