This document by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) emphasizes the importance of addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) beyond clinical settings. It highlights how systemic injustices, like racism and sexism, influence health outcomes through public policies and access to resources. SGIM advocates for integrating SDOH across medical education, research, and practice, promoting holistic patient care and interdisciplinary collaboration. The position statement includes recommendations for physicians, health systems, educators, researchers, and policymakers to improve health equity and address SDOH effectively.


Advocacy, Health Equity, Health Policy & Advocacy, Sex and Gender-Informed Medicine, Social Determinants of Health, Social Justice, Vulnerable Populations

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