After viewing the article, Social determinants and the health of drug users: socioeconomic status, homelessness and incarceration & the short video clip, answer the following questions.  Make sure to show critical thinking in your responses.

  • What are social determinants of health?
  • How do these factors apply to individuals you may work with as a Human Service Professional either in the future or as an Intern currently?
  • Specific to the article, what were the findings? Do you agree?

Social determinants and the health of drug users: socioeconomic status, homelessness, and incarceration.OBJECTIVES: This article reviews the evidence on the adverse health consequences of low socioeconomic status, homelessness, and incarceration among drug users. OBSERVATIONS: Social and economic factors shape risk behavior and the health of drug users. …PubMed Central (PMC)