Research Paper


Laura K Brennan Ramirez, PhD, MPH
Elizabeth A. Baker, PhD, MPH
Marilyn Metzler, RN


Corporate Authors

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Adult and Community Health, Prevention Research Centers Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.)

This workbook is for public health practitioners and partners interested in addressing social determinants of health in order to promote health and achieve health equity. In its 1988 landmark report, and again in 2003 in an updated report, the Institute of  Medicine  defined  public  health  as  “what  we  as  a  society  do  to  collectively assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.” 

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