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:
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