Patient Engagement March 24, 2020
Sara Heath

The social determinants of health are coming front and center as the public health community works to address the coronavirus.

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on some of the gaps in the social safety net, exacerbating key social determinants of health that make it hard for people to be healthy.

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As public health leaders look for ways to put a cap on virus spread – primarily through social distancing practices and in some cases shelter in place protocol – the nation is seeing just how deep health disparities run. There are clear delineations between different social groups and how they are faring in...