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Social Determinants of Health

What are the Social Determinants of Health?
Social determinants of health are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, work, play, worship and age. These factors affect a wide range of health and quality of life outcomes.

Why are social determinants important to public health?
The Department of Public Health's mission is to protect health, prevent disease, and promote health and well-being for everyone in Los Angeles County.  Addressing social determinants of health will help us achieve health equity, making sure that everyone can reach their full health potential.

Tools & Resources
Healthy People 2020:
CDC, Health Equity:
Kaiser Family Foundation:

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