The Rural Health Information Hub supports healthcare and population health in rural communities. They’ve recently updated their topic page for the Social Determinants of Health for Rural People. Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as:
“the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics.”
This guide includes information on all the components of social determinants of health, including income, employment and education levels, race ethnicity and gender identity, environmental health and access to infrastructure. It also compares rural America to the nation as a whole and includes data, charts, and answers to frequently asked questions.