Social epidemiologists focus on the that may have an impact on a health issue, like Jason Sims’s asthma. As Healthy People 2030 states:
“Social determinants of health (SDOH) have a major impact on people’s health, well-being, and quality of life. Examples of SDOH include: Safe housing, transportation, and neighborhoods; Racism, discrimination, and violence; Education, job opportunities, and income; Access to nutritious foods and physical activity opportunities; Polluted air and water; Language and literacy skills. SDOH also contribute to wide health disparities and inequities”. (para.2).
Jason Sims’s asthma must be considered within this larger framework in order to develop more comprehensive prevention and treatment strategies.
In this Assignment, you will evaluate the social determinants of health in relation to a health issue.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (n.d.). Healthy People 2030 social determinants of health. Department of Health and Human Services. https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/social-determinants-health
To prepare for this Assignment:
For this Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
Note: Your Assignment should be 2–3 pages in length with in-text citations and references. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources. Ensure that your in-text citations and references are in APA format. For more information on APA style, use the following Walden University resource: