Social Determinants of Health

The social determinants of health (SDoH), according to the World Health Organization, are "the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life."

Prime examples of SDoH include social statusincome, employment, and povertyeducationhousing and homelessnessracism/bias/stigma; stress; food systems; the physical environment; and childhood experiences, among others. These determinants are, of course, highly interrelated.