Vicki Hines-Martin, Ph.D., PMHCNS, RN, FAAN Article on Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Vicki Hines-Martin, Assistant Director Emeritus of the CIEHS CEC, wrote an article entitled "Social Determinants of Health. Now What?" published on the Campaign for Action website. Hines-Martin emphasizes the significance of the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) framework, which identifies external conditions influencing health outcomes across individuals and communities. Reflecting on her own upbringing, she illustrates how factors like racial discrimination and limited resources directly impacted health and well-being, persisting even today. Hines-Martin calls for a paradigm shift in healthcare education and advocacy, urging providers to address systemic inequities and integrate SDoH into practice to achieve health equity and challenge societal norms perpetuating disparities. Read the full article HERE.