DOI: 10.5014/ajot.2023.050360 ISSN: 0272-9490

Social Determinants of Health: Opportunity for Occupational Therapy

Joy Doll, Julie Malloy, Roger Gonzales
  • Occupational Therapy


There is a growing recognition that social determinants of health (or social drivers of health [SDOH]) affect physical well-being. In this Health Policy Perspectives column, we describe SDOH and the evolving landscape in health care. Policymakers are facilitating notable investments in social care and putting forth requirements for health care organizations to address SDOH. We share insights and perspectives on the roles occupational therapy practitioners can play in these efforts to address SDOH and the building ecosystems connecting health care and social care.

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