Social determinants of health are 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. Home should be a source of stability for families, not harm.
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.1 These conditions are known as social determinants of health (SDOH).
HUD's Healthy Homes Program addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home. The Initiative takes a comprehensive approach to these activities by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time.
While addressing the factors which create social and physical deterioration of health outcomes are admirable and vital to enhancing the quality of life for families, we simply cannot ignore and or become distracted with fancy terms which take our attention from deeply seeded injustice that shows up in every aspect of our society where poor families live.