Social and Economic Factors

Group of seniorsCORE’s focus on social and economic factors looks at how basic needs, discrimination, and social connection shape health and outcomes.

Factors and conditions outside of healthcare such as the availability of healthy foods, transportation, social connections and support, the concentration of power, and other non-medical factors play a major role in shaping health and wellness. Often referred to as Social Determinants of Health, they impact everything from income to life expectancy.

At CORE, we focus broadly on the Social Determinants of Health, and seek to provide evidence that inspires and informs solutions that help level the playing field, improve health and wellness, and build power for communities so that they can thrive.

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