Department of Public Health Education

Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Joseph Telfair and Dr. Terri Shelton co-authored an article titled "Educational Attainment as a Social Determinant of Health," discussing the relationship between health outcomes and educational attainment.

This issue's policy forum focuses on key social determinants of health. Authors explore how health is linked with education, poverty, and housing, and discuss the role of neighborhoods and health disparities in shaping individual health status. Complementary sidebar articles describe effective and promising interventions occurring throughout the state to address these social determinants of health. Original articles examine the state of racial/ethnic diversity in North Carolina's health workforce and review dental visits to an emergency department in the state.

To read the full article, visit North Carolina Medical Journal