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Health is often thought of as the absence of disease, but there are many other factors that contribute to one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. These are called ‘determinants of health’ which encompass many physical and social factors that can have both positive and negative impacts on overall health. Examples of determinants of health include housing, employment status, food security, access to appropriate medical care, social stigma, and many more. It is evident that each of these factors can impact substance use, and that there are many upstream interventions that can be used to improve overall health. Find resources in this section on topics including affordable housing, basic guaranteed income, and more.

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