Social Determinants of Health
Because 80% of health is driven by social, behavioral, and environmental factors, the Dalio Center’s work is not limited to addressing health care access and quality. In addition to our clinical programs and community linkages programs, we plan to support targeted community initiatives addressing social determinants of health – understanding and championing economic empowerment, social engagement, workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and education.
Social Determinants of Health Data for our Communities
To better understand the communities we serve, NewYork-Presbyterian has compiled reports illustrating the impact of the social determinants of health in our communities. Additionally, NewYork-Presbyterian has developed Comprehensive Community Service Plans (CSPs), outlining a strategy that responds to the community health needs of the Hospital’s service areas. To develop these plans, NewYork-Presbyterian conducted a community health needs assessment that reviewed health data and gathered direct input from community representatives, including the New York City Department of Mental Health & Hygiene and the Westchester County Department of Health. The CSPs and the Community Health Needs assessments can be found on the Division of Community and Population Health website.
- Education as a Social Determinant of Health – Tulane University
- Education Makes Healthy Choices Easier, Beginning Early in Life – The Nation’s Health
- Understanding Environment, Climate as Social Determinants of Health – Patient Engagement Hit
- As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most – NPR
- Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It – NPR
- How The Principles Of Environmental Justice Can Improve Health Equity – Health Affairs
- Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes (Health Affairs)
- New Poverty and Food Insecurity Data Illustrate Persistent Racial Inequities (Center for American Progress)
Bad Jobs, Bad Health? How Work and Working Conditions Contribute to Health Disparities – National Library of Medicine
Work as a Key Social Determinant of Health: The Case for Including Work in All Health Data Collections – CDC
- Commuting Takes Its Toll (Scientific American)
- Public Transportation In The US: A Driver Of Health And Equity (Health Affairs)
- Improving Health Care through Transportation (National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine)
To find community services near you, you can visit hitesite.org, the Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) is an online directory offering information on more than 6,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.