Your Neighborhood, Your Health
Where you live affects how long you live.
It's all connected.
What are the social determinants of health?
Where you live determines 80% of your health. Things like race bias, income, education level and food access affect people’s chances to be healthy. These are known as the social influencers of health.
The social determinants of health include factors such as:
• Income instability
• Education level
• Transportation options
• Clean, healthy environment
• Social support
• Quality of education and job training
• Safety concerns
• Access to healthy foods
The Social Impact Fund invests in local efforts that make a difference for the people struggling with these issues.
In the United States today:
...Lower-income neighborhoods tend to have fewer safe places to exercise, limited access to healthy foods and limited job opportunities..
..Higher levels of education and income are associated with better health.
...By age 25, U.S. adults without a high school diploma can expect to die nine years sooner than college graduates.