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Three Lessons About Diabetes and the Social Determinants of Health

Nov 30, 2023 7:30:00 AM / by Janice Moore, MLS

The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

Diagnosis - Diabetes. Medical Concept with Red Pills, Injections and Syringe. Selective Focus. 3D Render.This month's featured article discusses three key works on diabetes and the social determinants of health. Each work examines different aspects such as socioeconomic gradients, food insecurity, and the impact of neighborhoods on diabetes risk and outcomes. The article emphasizes the importance of macro-level factors like national policies, social structures, and historical contexts in shaping individual health. The authors stress the need for policies that address social inequalities to improve overall health outcomes.


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Janice Moore, MLS

Written by Janice Moore, MLS

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