In your discussion this week, you examined a few Web sites from which you can make inferences about the health status of your community. This week, you will write a brief report (3-4 pages) on the risk factors and social determinants of health that impact your community. In your report, answer the following:
- What are the risk factors that promote health conditions in your community?
- What are the social determinants of health in your community?
- Which diseases or health conditions are most prevalent in your community?
- What is the difference between social determinants of health, health disparities, and health inequities?
- What are the health disparities and inequities that you have observed in your community?
- What recommendations might you make to the decision or policymakers in your community to address these?