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Social Determinants of Health: SDOH Collection

Collection breakdown

The very essence of Social Determinants of Health is a multidisciplinary approach to health. Whereas the Library does not have one specific database for researching this topic, we have a large, diverse collection of books, journals, and other materials spanning many disciplines that cover issues addressed by SDOH. 

Note: This is a curated list of resources designed to highlight aspects of our collection that relate directly to SDOH. 

Walden University research, presentations, and publications



Walden University. (Producer). (2022). Talks for Good: Social Determinants of Health  [Webinar].
The one-hour webinar, Talks for Good: Social Determinants of Health, is part of Walden's Talks for Good presentation series. It is facilitated by Walden's Associate President and Provost, Sue Subocz, PhD, with Walden faculty panelists and guest panelists from experts in the field. You will need to register for the webinar in order to view the recording. 

Walden University (2022). Social Determinants of Health: New Resources and Search Techniques [Webinar]. This forty-minute webinar was part of the fall National Faculty Meeting in 2022.

Recent Articles

Walden College of Nursing

Nurse educators and interprofessional colleagues play an instrumental role in achieving health equity and social justice for people across race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, and religion. The National League for Nursing and Walden University College of Nursing's new Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change is uniquely designed to develop these individuals to become leaders of social change who can address the impact of structural racism, socioeconomic status, environment, education, adequate housing, and food insecurity on health and well-being. For more information, resources, news, and events, please see their website

The Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change

Recent Walden Dissertations

These published dissertations and project studies from Walden students focus on one or more of the Social Determinants of Health components. Each was published within the last two years. 

"social determinants of health" OR "social determinants" OR "determinants of health" OR sdoh

Examples of SDOH initiatives

The Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle, WA provides quality health care in a neighborhood with one of the most diverse populations in the country. This is a prime example of the SDOH for Health Care Access and Quality, founded on the principle that everyone has the right to quality healthcare and to be treated with dignity. They are also addressing Education Access and Quality with their Reach Out and Read program, which gives all children who come to the clinic a book to take home with them after every visit. 

Meeting the - Odessa Brown Clinic, in Our Kids. . ().[Video/DVD] Media Policy Center.

Here is an example of a neighborhood and built environment initiative by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH to combat Neighborhood Effects Syndrome.

The Healthy Neighborhood, Healthy Families Initiative. . (2018).[Video/DVD] American Academy of Pediatrics.

Online resources

In addition to Walden resources, there are a lot of reliable resources available online. Whenever you are searching the web, you must use your information literacy skills to evaluate your resources to make sure they are appropriate for your purpose. For more information on evaluating resources on the web, please see the Library's guide Evaluating Resources: Websites.