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Social Determinants of Health

CPSTF conducts systematic reviews of intervention approaches that modify social determinants of health (SDOH) to advance health equity. To date, CPSTF has issued findings for SDOH interventions related to education, housing, and nutrition. In 2020, they identified SDOH as one of nine CPSTF priority topics.

In 2022, the name for this topic area changed from Health Equity to Social Determinants of Health.

Task Force Findings
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Recommended (strong evidence) Completed March 2015
Recommended (sufficient evidence) Completed March 2015
Recommended (sufficient evidence) Completed December 2013

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Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to improve health equity can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

Implementation Resources

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CDC’s Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Initiative External Web Site Icon
HI-5 highlights non-clinical, community-wide approaches that have evidence reporting 1) positive health impacts, 2) results within five years, and 3) cost effectiveness and/or cost savings over the lifetime of the population or earlier. The website features links to implementation resources and success stories that can help communities get started.

Early Childhood Education External Web Site Icon

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Tenant-based Housing Vouchers
Did You Know? Housing is an established social determinant of health. Tenant-based housing voucher programs help households with low incomes gain access to safe, quality housing; advance health equity and improve health outcomes for households with young children, and have been shown to improve education, employment, and income later in life for children aged 12 and younger. View the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation at https://go.usa.gov/x69B5.
 
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Did You Know? Housing is an established social determinant of health. Tenant-based housing voucher programs help households with low incomes gain access to safe, quality housing; advance health equity and improve health outcomes for households with young children, and have been shown to improve education, employment, and income later in life for children aged 12 and younger. View the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation at https://go.usa.gov/x69B5.
 

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