Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Healthy People 2020 renews Social Determinants of Health as indicator

Healthy People 2020 highlights the importance of addressing the social determinants of health by including “Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all” as one of the four overarching goals for the decade.1 This emphasis is shared by the World Health Organization, whose Commission on Social Determinants of Health in 2008 published the report, Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health.2 The emphasis is also shared by other U.S. health initiatives such as the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities 3 and the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy.

Visit the new webpage at http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=39

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