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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

The impact of poverty on children, community

"Using that story as a platform, I was able to redesign my beat." See it now »

New Shared Wisdom

Reviewing studies that involve LGBT populations

Andrew M. Seaman provides some things to look at and know about when looking at data. See it now »

New Tip Sheet

Covering LGBTQ youth

Advice, resources for covering the health of this often-marginalized population. See it now »

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Social Determinants/Disparities news — from Covering Health

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