Cutler Institute

New Report on Social Determinants of Health in Maine

USM Associate Professor, Erika Lichter and Cutler Institute researchers, Alison Green-Parsons, Caitlin Pizzonia, and Finn Teach contributed to a new Maine Center’s for Disease Control report that illustrates how factors such as poverty, unemployment, education, housing, violence, discrimination, and unhealthy and unsafe physical environments affect health. The report titled, “The Way Health Should Be: Social Determinants of Health in Maine, 2019”, is designed to provide information that will foster conversations on how inequities are distributed throughout Maine, how inequities influence the health of our population, and what we can do to eliminate health disparities.