Social Drivers of Health, according to Healthy People 2030, are the conditions in the environments where 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.
SDoH can be grouped into five domains:
Significant barriers and challenges can exist in rural communities, including:
Addressing SDoH improves community health outcomes but requires collaboration and the breaking down of silos to create substantial and sustainable change.
Social drivers of health and social determinants of health are often used interchangeably. Although, using the term “determinants” could unintentionally indicate a sense of finality and suggest that individuals have less control over their health and well-being. It can also imply that an individual’s health is predetermined and can potentially minimize accountability among policymakers and decision-makers.
A wide range of SDoH resources, including general SDoH resources, information on MDHHS SDoH Strategy, screening tools/resources, housing stability, food security and transportation resources, and safe/healthy home resources.
Resources that provide valuable insight into value-based programs and population health payment models.
Overview of health equity and resources to advance health equity in rural communities.
Various measures, tools, and data resources to assess SDoH by region.
Tools to successfully perform a community health needs assessments (CHNA) and correlating implementation plans.
Maternal/infant health resources are currently available, with more to come!
The #StrengthofRural Spotlight Series shines a bright light on rural communities in Michigan, highlighting their resiliency and a strong sense of community. The strength of rural communities lies in their residents and their ability to rise together. This spotlight series will highlight organizations and individuals that provide innovative solutions to address health disparities and the social drivers of health in their communities.
Have an organization or individual you would like us to spotlight? Scan the QR Code or email Laura Mispelon, Social Drivers of Health Manage.
Laura Mispelon, MHA
Social Drivers of Health Manager
Michigan Center for Rural Health