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Coretopic:Social Determinants/Disparities

The poor live shorter lives than the rich, and this link between income and health has been well documented for more than 150 years.

Sociologists and public health researchers in recent years have learned much from studying the so-called “social determinants” of health, that is, how lack of education, low income, and the characteristics of neighborhoods and social networks can harm health through complex pathways. It will pay off for journalists to dig into this subject.


New How I Did It

ACA's impact on home health workers

Shefali Luthra reported on how health reform efforts may affect these workers, who often struggle for care and coverage.  See it now »

New Tip Sheet

Covering adverse childhood experiences

Janice Lynch Schuster offers some background on how ACEs negatively affect people and some sources for reporters to contact. See it now »

New Data

Undoc­umented immigrants

Website offers a searchable database of information about this population and its access to health care. See it now »

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