Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.1 Healthy People 2030 uses a framework that includes five different SDOH domains:
- Healthcare Access and Quality
- Education Access and Quality
- Social and Community Context
- Economic Stability
- Neighborhood and Built Environment
- The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) is a standardized patient social risk-assessment protocol. This tool helps providers better understand and act on their patients’ social determinants of health.
1 Healthy People 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Retrieved 4/8/2021, from https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/social-determinants-health