The Social Determinants of Health Initiative

The Social Determinants of Health Initiative

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Working Together to Improve Health Equity

The SDHI supports and conducts community-engaged, interdisciplinary research, education, and action to promote health equity, bringing together individuals from Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, community organizations, governmental agencies, and local health systems.

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Meet Our Scholars & Members

SDHI members are individuals throughout the community working to promote health equity. SDHI Scholars are our inner-core members who have demonstrated scholarship in the area of SDH, and who are actively involved in Initiative activities. Learn more about becoming a member on our Scholars & Members page. 

Research Support Updates


Don't miss our latest newsletter! Get weekly updates on SDH-related funding, calls for papers, events, trainings, and more.

Scholarship & Research in Progress (SRIP) Sessions

Our SRIP sessions are on break for the summer. Check back in early September for information on upcoming presenters! 

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Read a summary of Initiative Scholars' 2019-2020 publications!

Grant Awards

Learn more about the grant awards our Scholars were awarded in 2019-2020!

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