Healthy People 2020: Social determinants of health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Healthy People 2020: Social determinants of health provides an overview of social determinants of health, identifies 10-year health objectives related to the social determinants of health, and provides links to data and other resources.
This website is part of Healthy People 2020—the national effort to set measurable goals and objectives for health improvement over a ten year time frame. This page provides an overview of the social determinants of health and identifies health objectives related to these determinants. In the overview there is a link to national data on the health objectives that is broken down by race, sex, age, and other variables. There are separate tabs that list the health objectives, and links to resources about effective strategies that address social determinants of health. Across the top of the page there are links to other Healthy People 2020 resources, including, in the Tools and Resources section, a link to county level data resources.
When to use
Use this website as a good introduction to the concept of social determinants of health; to identify indicators related to the social determinants of health or to locate data; to compare your local data to national data; to inform local assessment and planning; or for guidance on strategies that address social determinants of health.
Things to consider
Some of the data pages can be challenging to navigate.
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