LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, First District, released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion on addressing the following five key issues impacting the social determinants of health: healthcare access and quality, education access and quality, social and community context, economic stability, and neighborhood and built environment.

“As has been made abundantly clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, factors that are not directly related to healthcare play a pivotal role in health outcomes. These are known as social determinants of health; conditions where people live, learn, work, and play that affect health and quality-of-life outcomes. To that end, in order to achieve true health equity, we must affirm our commitment to addressing these social determinants. Today’s motion helps to set us on that path by having our County departments coordinate with one another and with community stakeholders to ensure all residents have the resources and opportunities needed for optimal health and well-being.”

The motion approved today directs the County’s Department of Public Health and the Chief Executive Office’s Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative, in collaboration with the Office of Prevention Services Task Force, the Department of Health Services, the Department of Mental Health, the Alliance for Health Integration, the Department of Public and Social Services, Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services, the Los Angeles Office of Education, and other relevant departments to assess existing efforts and opportunities to address the five key areas of social determinants of health and report back in writing within 180 days.

To view the full motion, click here.