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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

Fresh looks at preventing disease

How to spotlight serious chronic conditions without treading over old ground presented a challenge. See it now »

New How I Did It

Covering in­fant mor­tal­ity in South Carolina

A closer look at the data — and its geographical divide — showed that the overall numbers weren’t really what they seemed. See it now »

New Data

Visualizing health locally

This dataset offers an interactive look at community health by state or county. See it now »

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation logo

Social Determinants/Disparities news — from Covering Health

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