Category: Social Determinants of Health

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Social Drivers vs. Social Determinants: Using Clear Terms

NACHC is adopting the term “social drivers of health” in lieu of “social determinants of health,” as it more accurately describes the ability policymakers, communities, and individuals have to affect change on the factors negatively impacting health and well-being.

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A Year in Review on Climate Change and Environmental Health

2022 was a year marked with awareness and activism on climate change and environmental health. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II released their Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability last February, which stressed that climate events are becoming more prevalent and unpredictable with urgent need to …

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At the Fork of the Stream: The Life of Dr. Robert Smith

A continuation of his civil rights work that started with Medgar Evers’s weekly meetings, Dr. Robert Smith cofounded the first rural Community Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

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Strong Triage and Planning Necessary to Support Patients with Monkeypox 

Man treated by nurse

Staff in Community Health Centers (also called federally qualified health centers/FQHCs) are often the first line of defense to protect people from an outbreak. Protection, of course, starts with a strong triage system and a workplan to speed access to treatment.  

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Hope, Health, and Healing: Health Center Serves the Unique Needs of Native Americans in the Twin Cities

The United States has a legal obligation to provide health care to Native Americans. Yet, the Native American community faces significant health status and health care inequities when compared to other U.S. populations. Native Americans born today have a life expectancy that is 4.4 years less than the overall U.S. population, and they die at …