Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Accelerating the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB

8/9/2012 12:00 AM

The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Vi­ral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) has established three programmatic priorities based on shared leadership values across the Center’s five Divisions: maximizing global synergies, encouraging program collaboration and service integration, and reducing health disparities.Since the establishment of the origi­nal national center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), reducing health disparities has been a focus of the Center’s work and a commitment of its leadership.The Center understands the need to de­velop a comprehensive approach to addressing health disparities, one that takes into account not only in­dividual level factors, but importantly, structural, contextual, socioeconomic status (SES), healthcare service access and quality, and environmental factors.Together these factors are called social determinants of health (SDH).NCHHSTP convened the external consultation to identify key short- and long-term priorities for addressing social determinants of HIV/AIDS, vi­ral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB) that are appropriate for NCHHSTP to undertake. Download here . . .