University of Wisconsin–Madison

Social Determinants of Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies social determinants of health as “the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play.” Evidence suggests that these factors are as influential on health as access to health care and individual behaviors.

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Focus & Focus+ 36(3), October 2020
COVID-19 and Poverty

  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • October 2020
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Discrimination and African American health inequities

  • Bridget Goosby, Jacob E. Cheadle, and Colter M. Mitchell
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • October 2020
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How Well-Being Measures Can Help Communities Fight Poverty and Despair

  • Anita Chandra and Carol Graham
  • Webinar
  • December 04 2019
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A history of residential segregation in the United States

  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • March 2019
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Paid parental leave in the United States

  • Emma Caspar
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • June 2018
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How do parental welfare work requirements affect children?

  • Chris M. Herbst
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • June 2018