National Academy of Medicine Discussion Paper– Social Determinants of Health 101 for Health Care: Five Plus Five

Date of Review: December, 2019

This concise discussion paper from the National Academy of Medicine shares five things that are known about the intersection of healthcare and social determinants of health while posing five questions that require additional data. Educators may choose to use this paper as a starting point for engaging learners in discussion about social determinants of health, the role of healthcare organizations in addressing social determinants of health, and the methods that would serve to answer the questions posed. –Brigid Dolan, MD, NCEAS