Poverty and the Social Determinants of Health

Crowd of People in City

“One of our goals is to send a message to parents: ‘You are your child’s first and best teacher. You want to protect your child, and we want to give you tools to help you.’”

–Alison Miller, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

The Superheroes around Us

Having a low income or living in poverty can impact everything from the roof over your head to access to healthy food. Without these necessities, health outcomes can be negatively affected. While studying how zip codes and the realities of our constructed environments impact health, Michigan Public Health researchers who work with marginalized communities continue to see the strength and adaptability of individuals and populations facing financial challenges.

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