October 18, 2016 4:19 PMCategory: Health Equity

Income is a Social Determinant of Health

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Income can influence many aspects of a person’s life, including their health, where they live and the education that they receive. A plethora of research has shown that people with lower incomes tend to have poorer health in addition to being less likely to have health insurance. In the U.S., there are significant differences in […]

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October 11, 2016 12:50 PMCategory: Health Equity

Housing is a Social Determinant of Health

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As the old saying goes, home should be ‘where the heart is’, but for many, it’s where the health risks are. Recognizing housing as a social determinant of health, and how we can create and ensure healthy homes, is key to increasing health equity and creating a more healthy nation. Check out the these healthy […]

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August 23, 2016 12:17 PMCategory: Health Equity

Education is a Social Determinant of Health

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Education, as with other social determinants of health, plays a major role in a person’s overall health and well-being. Education can affect us throughout our lifetime and has been shown to increase healthy behaviors and improve health outcomes, including obesity rates. Early education is especially important because it sets the foundation for a healthy life. Beyond early […]

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June 28, 2016 1:28 PMCategory: Health Equity

Get to Know Social Determinants of Health

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We all know that health is influenced by many things. The social determinants of health, or the conditions in which you live, learn, work and play can play a major role in your health and overall well-being. These include many things, some examples being violence, poverty, education and access to care. The social determinants of health […]

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December 14, 2015 4:36 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Aging Well in Kingston, New York

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The Plan4Health project in Kingston, New York, is working to create a healthier environment for all through Live Well Kingston (LWK), a city-endorsed coalition of organizations, businesses, and individuals. LWK is more than a coalition working for the community. LWK is the community, striving to increase opportunities for healthy eating and active living through focus […]

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