Social determinants of health have gained wider attention in the health care field in recent years as the connection between health care and social services moves from the tenuous to the “well-documented.” What are these social determinants of health? They include all of the “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks” (for more, see Social Determinants of Health). There are five . . .
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