Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
This organizing framework was developed by a US government program called Healthy People 2020. It has been used to establish an initial set of objectives for the topic area as well as to identify existing Healthy People objectives (i.e., in other topic areas) that are complementary and highly relevant to social determinants. It is anticipated that additional objectives will continue to be developed throughout the decade.
Each of these five determinant areas reflects a number of key issues that make up the underlying factors in the arena of SDOH.