Discover eight principles about the mechanisms of social determinants of health that can inform your work.
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The Importance of Addressing Social Determinants of Health.
If efforts to reduce health inequity are to be successful, new thinking is needed to design and implement more effective programs that can mitigate the harmful social determinants of health.
The DUSON/CLAFH Approach.
In an effort to shift the paradigm, the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at the Duke University School of Nursing has synthesized the existing research on social determinants of health. Our team identified eight key SDOH principles that should be considered when designing and implementing programs to mitigate harmful social determinants of health.
8 Defining SDOH Principles
A review of landmark research identifies eight key principles about the mechanisms of social determinants of health.
SDOH are Underlying Causes of Health Inequities
SDOH Context Shapes Health Inequities
SDOH Contextual Disadvantage is Not Deterministic
SDOH Shapes Health Over the Life Course
SDOH Operate Through Biological Embedding
SDOH Operate Intergenerationally
SDOH Shapes Clustering and Synergies of Health Inequities
SDOH and Social Injustices Interact to Produce Health Inequities
After clicking each icon to learn more about the eight principles, scroll down to discover how they inform the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health’s (CLAFH) framework for mitigating harmful SDOH.