- Early Childhood
- Older Adults
- Youth Development
- Neighborhood Affordability
- Non-Profit Contracting
UNH works with settlements houses to help demonstrate their positive impact on social determinants of health in a variety of ways. This provides information for settlement house program planning and development and positions settlement houses to partner with health care providers and health care payers in new ways, with the goal of providing additional resources to settlement houses and the communities they serve.
Conditions (e.g., social, economic, and physical) in these various environments and settings (e.g., school, workplace, and neighborhood) are also affected by where people live. Resources that enhance the quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes. Examples of these resources include safe and affordable housing, access to education, public safety, availability of healthy foods, local emergency/health services, and environments free of life-threatening toxins.
The relationship between the conditions of one’s environment and personal health is fundamental to SDOH. Research indicates that non-clinical factors - i.e. SDOH - account for greater than 80 percent of health outcomes. As such, improvements in SDOH can have a dramatic impact on the health of communities.