The Importance of Social Determinants of Health
Our health is determined by where we live, work, play, and pray. These are our social determinants of health. They have a direct impact on our ability to afford safe housing and pay for healthy food, cover health care services, and access educational and economic opportunities and their benefits. As such, employment as well as the conditions of employment play a key role in determining health.Our guest for this topic is James S. Marks, MD, MPH. Jim is executive vice president, overseeing all program, communications, research, and policy activities in support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision to build a Culture of Health in America.