Communities for Healthy People: A Promising Gateway to a More Prosperous and Equitable California
When people think about maintaining their health, the medical world of doctors, prescriptions, clinics and hospitals often comes to mind. But health professionals, policy experts and community advocates are increasingly embracing a more comprehensive view – one that takes into account the many significant inputs that surround and shape our home and work lives, our health, and our well-being.
These inputs are known as the “Social Determinants of Health.” As a new report by CA Fwd and the CA Economic Summit explains, these determinants are conditions that shape the health of individuals, as well as the well-being and prosperity of families, communities, and the entire state as a whole.”
The report, “Healthy Communities for Healthy People: A Promising Gateway to a More Prosperous and Equitable California,” is being released in conjunction with the 2019 California Economic Summit in Fresno, November 7 and 8. The report, which was underwritten by the Blue Shield of California Foundation, highlights how the Social Determinants of Health are embedded in the Summit’s efforts to reduce poverty and increase equity and economic security for all Californians.