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The Latest in Health Disparities

Aspects of Social Determinants of Health: An Introduction

Healthcare IT Today

It's always been pretty obvious that factors such as wealth, race, education, and the quality of food and water have enormous impacts on health. But only in the past few years have the medical professions tried to quantify and capture… Read more »

AI, Medicine and Race: Why Ending 'Structural Racism' in Healthcare Now is Crucial

Scope Blog

As artificial intelligence changes the way medicine is practiced, humans become more beholden to algorithms — making it crucial to get those machine-man collaborations correct at the outset… Read more »

Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Assessing and Improving Community Health with the Healthy People 2030 Plan


In recent years, the term "social determinants of health" (SDOH) has been used to describe the circumstances that affect health status. In medicine, we often will identify a treatment to help resolve symptoms of an illness. For example, taking a decongestant will help with the symptoms of a cold. But is simply treating the symptoms enough? Can we identify why… Read more »