“This infographic offers an overview of the social determinants of health, their implications for health outcomes and costs, and solutions to address unmet needs.
“How can a diabetic person manage their diet if they don’t know whether they will be able to afford their next meal? This is just one example of the profound influence of social determinants like food security on our health outcomes.
“A recent study found that people are more than two times more likely to go to the emergency room if they struggle with food insecurity, access to reliable transportation or community safety. Building healthier communities will require collaboration across sectors to provide solutions like school food programs, ride-sharing initiatives and early childhood education.” SOURCE: The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation