Policymakers and health care professionals must take social determinants of health into consideration to better address health inequity and rising health care costs in the US, writes Beverly Malone, a former HHS deputy assistant secretary and CEO of the National League for Nursing. This means tools to address SDOH must be incorporated not only in medical practice, but also in education and training of future health care professionals, Malone writes.
Social determinants must be part of health care training
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