The Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts' Population Health staff work with a wide range of community partners focused on promoting and improving the health of residents in our community. Our Population Health team works to understand the issues that affect health in all of our localities and seeks better health through active participation of local residents and partners.
What is Public Health 3.0?
Social Determinants of Health
Population Health is built on an understanding of the social determinates of health within the general population. Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Assessment of the determinants impact on health and the development of strategies to address those factors that may be causing poor health is the work of Population Health. SDOH can be grouped into 5 domains: Economic Stability, Education Access, Quality Health Care Access, Quality Neighborhood and Built Environment, and Social and Community Context