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Social Determinants of Health

The places where we live, work, learn, and play are bridges to our health.

Social determinants of health include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood, and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care. Addressing these factors of health is important for improving health and reducing longstanding disparities in health and health care.

MHA Reports

Sources For Data on SDOH
Level of data: state, county, zip code

Chronic Disease Indicators
Level of data: state, territory, select large metropolitan areas

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
Level of data: national, state, territory, county

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Atlas
Level of data: national, state, select territories

National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
Level of data: national, state, county

The Social Vulnerability Index
Level of data: census tract

Vulnerable Populations Footprint
Level of data: state, county, city, census tract

Contact An Expert

Stephen Njenga

Stephen Njenga

Director of Quality Measurement and Population Health Improvement

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1325

Mat Reidhead

Mat Reidhead

Vice President of Research and Analytics

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1331

The exploreMOhealth website is one of the most unique health-related datasets in the country, offering both county- and ZIP code-level data. Data is the key to diagnosing and addressing some of our region’s most pressing health issues, and by making this information available to the public, both organizations are furthering their missions to improve health and the health care system.


Health Equity Dashboards

MHA developed a suite of four health equity-focused dashboards that offer previously unavailable granularity in health outcomes, health factors and social determinants of health for finite population segments and geographic areas in Missouri.


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