3.1 Social, Economic, and Political Determinants of Health

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the association between poverty and poor health and the disparities in prevalence of poverty among racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
  • Discuss the particular importance of social determinants of health in infants and children.
  • Identify the social determinants of health.

Developed by Wayne W. LaMorte, MD, PhD, MPH, Assistant Dean for Education, Boston University School of Public Health.