Social determinants of health are the nonmedical factors that can impact your well-being and ability to live a healthy life.
Where and how you live affects how easily and often you can access care services. Other social determinants of health include the economy, education level, the environment, food, housing, public safety, race and ethnicity, and transportation. These factors determine 80 percent of your health.
At Emory Healthcare, we know when we understand more about your life outside the exam room, we can better address all aspects of your well-being. For this reason, we ask you to share more personal information with us. We do not want to pry. We just want to help improve healthcare access for you and everyone in our community.
Helping Everyone Access the Best Care
We are on a mission to understand healthcare inequalities. We do not want to make assumptions about your needs, condition, or situation. Our doctors and nurses want to build trusting relationships with you and your family.
We hope you feel comfortable enough to tell us things like:
- How you want to be identified
- How we can provide care that fits into your culture
- Obstacles that prevent you from getting care
- Ways we can help
You deserve high-quality care whenever you need it. For example, we have assistance resources if you need help with transportation or paying for prescriptions.