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An individual’s health does not occur in isolation. Rather, many factors combine together to influence the health of individuals and communities. These factors include social, cultural, economic and physical environments, individual behavior, and biology. Together, these factors are known as the “determinants of health” and they describe where we live, how we live, and who we live among.

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The conditions in which you live, learn, work and age affect your health. Social determinants such as neighborhood, education and health care can influence your lifelong well-being.

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A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health [free download] - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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Homelessness 'tops quarter of a million' | Local Government Executive