The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities – the unfair and avoidable differences in health status as represented by the way people live, work, play and receive education in the State of Minnesota. These factors influence our social health, which is one’s ability to form meaningful personal relationships with others. It is also an indication of one’s ability to manage the emotions and behavior as it applies to positive societal norms. Experiences such as stress, historical and recurrent trauma, negative environmental stimuli and negative encounters impact our social health and our social health development.
Our professional provider network at CPC 2.0 understand the dynamics race and poverty have on social health and its impacts on the community such as: social injustice, human rights, civil rights and other environmental issues that influence social health and social health development.
Because of race and poverty sometimes people of color face disproportionate challenges when trying to access opportunities to help them develop relationships and social skills in a healthy environment that support their overall health and wellness.
Our social health programs provides opportunities to develop skills around leadership, problem solving, Independent living skills, community engagement, civic engagement and entrepreneurial enterprise training and education. The goal of this program is to allow the community access to knowledge and information throughout Minnesota, so Minnesotan’s of color can live a better quality of life.
CPC 2.0 Social health program also examines through research the dynamics race, and poverty have on public health issues and public safety sectors. These examinations include issues around youth violence, community violence, sex trafficking, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, homelessness, HIV rate of infection, drug abuse , unemployment rates among people of color and gun violence.