Published May 19, 2022


Poor health outcomes flow directly from adverse social determinants of health including poverty,  and access to education, employment, transportation, safe neighborhoods, affordable childcare and others..

“Instead of framing health outcome questions around matters of ‘personal choice,’ it’s more reasonable to note that there are marginalized and vulnerable people in our community that are faced with few positive choices,” said Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County health commissioner.