Social Determinants of Health

Explore the gallery of tools, data, and resources below to learn more about the social determinants of health and the role of community non-profits in improving well-being in Missouri.



Social Determinants of Health Story Map  

Use this storymap to explore data layers related to social determinants of health (SDOH). Data layers included are related to the various SDOH domains, SDOH and health outcomes, health disparities, and non-profits and community well-being.

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Health Engagement Resources

Use this handout to find tips, strategies, and resources to help you engage in communities to improve health and health equity across Missouri.

Community Wellbeing Report

Community Wellbeing Report

The Community Wellbeing Report provides a foundational set of indicators to begin addressing social determinants of health in local communities.

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Missouri Non-Profit Dashboard  

This dashboard shows the total number of 501c(3) and 501c(4) organizations in the state of Missouri and the rate per 100,000 per county. Use the selector tool in the header to filter to a particular county and see what types of organizations are in that county.

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Visit exploreMOhealth to review data on chronic conditions, create a needs assessment, or examine targeted health data specific to a particular county or ZIP Code in Missouri.

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Health Assets

UM System Health Care Finder  

The easy-to-use tool has mapped 205 UM System health care resources across the state — from a pediatric endocrinology clinic in Kirksville to Tele-Behavioral Health Services in Marble Hill. Using key words, zip codes and geographic areas, Missourians can locate these UM System health care assets and services near them.

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Vulnerable Populations Footprint Tool  

The vulnerable populations footprint tool is a compact mapping and reporting platform that identifies geographic areas with high rates of poverty and low educational attainment – the two indicators demonstrated to be the primary social determinants of population health. Thresholds for target area identification are adjustable, allowing the tool to be utilized in all geographic areas where regional rates may be higher or lower than the national average.

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Nonprofits, Social Determinants, and Health  

View locations of nonprofit organizations in your community. Toggle map layers to view neighborhood level data on social determinants (area deprivation index) and health outcomes (life expectancy) Use the “query” tool to search by nonprofit organization name or category.

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Economic Stability  

View how income and economic security are related to mental health in your area by exploring this starter map.


Education and Health Literacy  

View the relationship between locations of higher education institutes and populations with an associates degree in this starter map.


Health Disparities  

See how the Area Deprivation Index relates to average life expectancy in this starter map


Broadband Starter Map  

Are there differences between broadband access and utilization? Explore the data for your community with map layers from the American Community Survey and the Federal Communications Commission.

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Regional Connections Starter Map  

Explore the local culture across Missouri with the Regional Connections Starter Map. Data includes Missouri Community College Service Areas, Libraries, MU Extension Office Locations, Higher Education Facilities, National Historic Register Sites, and locations related to Arts, Culture, and Humanities. Supplemental data from the USGS National Land Cover and the American Communities Project is also included.

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