Specifically, the Congressional SDOH Caucus will: Shine a spotlight on how the COVID-19 PHE has had a disparate impact on certain populations and communities, including people with social needs;What is the Congressional social determinants of Health Caucus?
The Congressional Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Caucus will explore opportunities to improve the impact of services delivered to address social determinants with the support of federal funding. It will work to amplify evidence-based approaches to holistic well-being.What is Sdoh and why does it matter?
Interventions targeting SDOH have tremendous potential to narrow disparities across many chronic diseases by removing systemic and unfair barriers to practicing healthy behaviors. 6 By addressing SDOH, we make progress toward health equity, a state in which every person has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. 7How can we address SDOH to achieve health equity?
Addressing SDOH to achieve health equity requires multisectoral and multilevel collaboration. Given our organizational expertise, capabilities, and congressional mandates, NCCDPHP is uniquely positioned to drive progress by addressing the following five determinants: