Social Determinants

A person’s health — and the health of their communities — is determined far more by their zip code than by genetics or their family history. Systemic racism, economic injustice, scarce resources, food deserts, misinformation, and unequal access to clean air and water or green spaces are just some examples of the “upstream factors” of health that society, and the medical community, has ignored for far too long. We are examining the social determinants of health — the drivers and inequities of well-being and their root causes — so we can find solutions and develop measures that inform smart policies and promote health, healing, and flourishing for everyone.   

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Scholars and Fellows Working in this Area

Demonstration Projects

  • Mission Thrive: Empowering urban youth, families, and communities to make healthful lifestyle changes
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