The World Health Organization (WHO) defines social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life” (
WHO, 2015). Social determinants of health account for over 75 percent of health outcomes (
Social determinants of health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). There are marked disparities in the health outcomes of children who are under-resourced and underserved. The disparities are most marked in children with acute and chronic conditions whose families are experiencing unmet social needs (
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Vora; Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) social determinants of health.
Raphael et al., 2013).
- Raphael J.L.
- Rueda A.
- Lion K.C.
- Giordano T.P.
The role of lay health workers in pediatric chronic disease: A systematic review.
Academic Pediatrics. 2013; 13: 408-420
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