HSC 316 reflection 1 - HealthyPeople 2020.docx - The Social Determinants of Health topic area within the Healthy People 2020 organization defines social

HSC 316 reflection 1 - HealthyPeople 2020.docx - The Social...

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The Social Determinants of Health topic area within the Healthy People 2020 organization defines social determinants as environmental conditions where individuals are born, raised, work, age, and learn that impact health, quality of living outcomes and/or risks (healthypeople2020, 2019). Available resources play a big factor in social determinants, as well. Not being able to obtain safe and affordable housing, access to healthy foods, and access to educational opportunities are just a few social determinants that can be placed upon individuals (healthypeople2020, 2019). Not being able to have access to healthy foods is a great barrier that can lead to numerous health concerns including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Not having access to affordable and safe housing usually impacts not just one individual but an entire family. A family who is not able to obtain a safe residence let alone a permanent residence, can cause great hardship in areas of work and education. If individuals cannot obtain higher
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