The issue of addressing the social determinants of health – poverty, unstable housing, environment, lifestyle, and education – as part of health care strategy has found small purchase in the health and human services field. But that is changing as we learn more about the connection between the “position” of a consumer in the community and how that position can predict health outcomes and health care costs. What do those connections look like? Over the last year, we covered these social determinants of health in a number of stories, and found a growing body of literature that shows how these determinants are . . .
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