Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are aspects of a patient’s environment and lifestyle—such as housing, food, finances, education, employment, and transportation—that can directly affect health. Studies have found that individual behavior, driven by social determinants, accounts for up to 40 percent of the risk of premature death. SDOH also include the presence or lack of personal support networks, with research revealing that social isolation is as much a threat to longevity as obesity.

Read more here.