According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social determinants of health (SDoH) are
“conditions in the places where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age.” Healthy People 2030 further defines
SDoH to include healthcare access and quality, education access and quality, social and community context, economic stability,
and neighborhood and built environment. Given the profound impacts of these SDoH on health, functioning, and quality of life, addressing social determinants
in clinical care can result in key short- and long-term impacts, including increased access to care, reduced health disparities, and improved lifelong health.

Reference: Social Determinants of Health | CDC Social Determinants of Health | CDC. (2021). Retrieved 3 June 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/index.h CDC Web site. Accessed 6/3/21. https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/index.htm

The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is addressing these issues and has the following programs
and resources are available to pediatricians to help support children, adolescents and parents/caregivers/families
through development of healthy and open communication.

Explore NJAAP Social Determinants of Health Programs

Healthcare Providers

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Health care professionals who serve adolescents know that members of this age group have their own particular needs and concerns. Click here to connect to research, professional development opportunities, tools, and other resources to promote the optimum health of, their adolescent patients.

Caregivers

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Parents are a key support for teens during this time of growth and reflection. Be aware of the stages of emotional development, and provide clear guidance at each phase. Acknowledge when to give space and independence to teens. Help guide teens to feel good about themselves. Click Here.