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News by Topic: Social determinants of health

Mar 24, 2020 - Examines how the coronavirus outbreak is amplifying health disparities among homeless, low-income, elderly and rural populations. Describes how social determinants of health affect these populations and limits the care they receive during public health emergencies.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Mar 11, 2020 - Summarizes research that shows rural patients experience a higher rate of social determinants of health which impacts cancer screening and preventive care rates. Describes how healthcare professionals should assess rurality and other social risk factors to improve access to preventive care.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Mar 9, 2020 - Provides overview of a study that links some community characteristics, such as the number of fast food restaurants, with shorter life expectancies. Includes findings that indicate areas with lower population density, like rural areas, were more likely to have longer life expectancies.
Source: Penn State News