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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 Shared Wisdom

Where to find stories

Laura Ungar has advice about two health topics that get less coverage and would yield good stories. See it now »

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Society / community impact

How a social support network for an individual can play a significant role on one’s health. See it now »

New How I Did It

Health, gender and pronouns

Christine Grimaldi shares how and why she had to reassess how she writes about gender. See it now »

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