BEING REALISTIC ABOUT THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Dr. Pritpal Tamber, Founder of the Creating Health Collaborative and Former Physician Editor of TEDMED
As the health sector increasingly recognizes that clinical services alone cannot keep people healthy, it has started to embrace the social determinants of health. While attempts to bring health care closer to other sectors, such as food and housing, are important, those at the frontline acknowledge the gains are incremental. Through his work with social innovators, Dr. Tamber explains how the challenge is a societal one that requires the health sector to re-examine its relationship with communities.