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Rural Health Information Hub

Programs that Focus on Improving Social and Community Context

The social and community context in which people live includes the relationships formed between neighbors and their social and civic connections. Rural communities are implementing approaches to address social determinants of health (SDOH) by focusing on factors such as:

  • Civic participation
  • Discrimination
  • Incarceration and crime
  • Social cohesion and social connectedness
  • Community capacity

This toolkit describes 3 models and approaches for improving the social and community context to address SDOH: