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Numerous research and reports continue to provide evidence that social factors affect individual’s health and disease.  “Cancer Declines, but Wealth a Health Factor” is a current report showing a correlation between county-level socioeconomic gaps and cancer mortality rates. Read the study and write approximately a 250-300 word reflection on your takeaways and how this study reflects what we have learned so far.

Below is the link to the report as well as three videos related to the discussion

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-01-08/cancer-continues-25-year-decline-but-poorer-us-communities-fare-worse

Ted talk How Childhood Trauma affects health across a lifetime:
https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime/up-next

Ted talk How racism makes us sick
https://www.ted.com/talks/david_r_williams_how_racism_makes_us_sick/up-next

The social factors of health:
https://youtu.be/MTJ6OjLa8UY

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