The Social Determinants of Health 

The public health community has come to realize that health is not just about individual behavior choices; it is also about the social conditions of where people live, work, learn, play and worship.

Saving Our Legacy, African Americans for Smoke Free Safe Places (SOL Project), and a Social Determinants of Health Planning Committee comprised of health educators, public servants, health care practitioners, policymakers, and non-profits came together to develop a community action plan (CAP) that addresses social determinants of health among African Americans in Sacramento California. 

The CAP  explores disparities related to:

  • heart disease
  •  type 2 diabetes
  •  tobacco use
  • obesity  

 It is our hope that the CAP will spark a movement among organizations, medical providers, businesses, community advocates, and residents to implement more strategic and synchronized efforts around social determinants of health. 

  Saving Our Legacy: African Americans for Smoke-Free Safe Places