Social Determinants of Health

Addressing the social determinants of health in its members and their communities is an organizational priority for Kaiser Permanente. Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age, and the wider set of forces shaping the conditions of daily life. IHR researchers have focused attention on health care system interventions to identify and ease basic resource needs (food insecurity, housing instability, and inability to pay for transportation, energy/utilities, and medical costs). We collaborate with organizational leaders at KP Colorado, other KP regions, and KP Program Office to conduct evaluations and research on the effectiveness of these interventions in improving a wide array of health outcomes.

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Social Determinants of Health Researchers

  • John F. Steiner, MD, MPH
    Senior Clinician Investigator

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