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Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team

Social Determinants Of Health

Social conditions, such as income, employment, education, housing status, gender, race, and early childhood experience have a greater impact on health than genetics or access to health services.

In 2013 the St. Michael’s Hospital Family Health Team created a committee to address these factors. The goal is to improve the health of patients and our community. The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) committee includes physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, patient advisors, and other members of the health care team.

 

CLINICAL PROGRAMS

OTHER INITIATIVES

WORKING GROUPS

  • Advocacy
  • Equity-Oriented Community Engagement
  • Equity in Programs and Services
  • Population Health Data

RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Faculty within the department are leaders in research and health provider education on the social determinants of health.

Learn more here.

CLINICAL TOOLS

  • Poverty: A Clinical Tool For Primary Care Providers
    Simple tool to guide primary care providers in screening for and intervening in poverty
    Developed by Gary Bloch, in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Practice, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

HIGHLIGHTS