Community & Online Resources

Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the economic and social conditions that impact health.1 They include the environment in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, and are shaped by wealth distribution, power and resources at global, national and local levels.2 They generally refer to health determinants outside of health care and an individual’s control.3,4

SDOH encompass a wide range of factors (i.e. Housing instability/homelessness, food insecurity, transportation, education, utility needs, interpersonal violence, family and social supports, employment and income, etc…).5

See below for many local, regional and national community resources.

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Regional and National Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline powered by Aunt Bertha
Alcohol Addiction Center
Allergy & Asthma Network
American Bone Health
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Autism Cares Foundation
Autism Speaks
Brain Injury Association of PA
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
CHADD – National Resource on ADHD
Children’s Health Insurance Program
Choose My Plate
Community Action Partnership
Crisis Text Line
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Detox Local
Directory of Pro Bono Legal Aid
Disabilities Law Project
Disability Rights Network of PA
Donated Dental Services
Doors to Wellbeing
Drug & Alcohol Service Providers Organization of PA
Eat Right
Education Law Center of PA
Family Voices
File for Unemployment compensation
From Construction Sites to Constructed Homes (for Homeless Vets)
Gold Book – Understanding the Office of Developmental Programs
Genetic Disease Foundation
Healthy Child Healthy World
Healthy People 2030
Hearing Voices Network
Homeless Bill of Rights
Homeless Resource Center
Homelessness Programs & Resources – SAMHSA
Homes for Homeless Vets
Housing Options – Shelters through Transitional Housing Options
Immune Deficiency Foundation
International Association for Suicide Prevention
It Gets Better
Juvenile Law Center
Laurel Legal Services
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Legal Advice for Homeless Veterans
Live Another Day
Love is Respect
Low Cost and Free Internet Access
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Medical Assistance Transportation Program
Mental Health America
Mental Health Association of PA
Million Hearts
Music Works
Narcotics Anonymous
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
National Council on Aging
National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Eating Disorders Association
National Headache Foundation
National Institute on Aging
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
National Organization for Victim Assistance
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
National Osteoporosis Foundation
National Substance Abuse Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Nicotine Anonymous World Services
North Jersey Recovery Center
PA Affordable Apartment Locator
PA Assistive Technology Foundation
PA Association for the Blind
PA CareerLink
PA Care Partnership
PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PA Coalition Against Rape
PA Department of Education – Guidance and Resources During COVID-19
PA Department of Health
PA Department of Human Services
PA Free Quit Smoking
PA Get Help Now
PA Health Law Project
PA KinConnector
PA Medical Home Initiative
PA Office of Victim Services
PA Public Utility Commission
PA Recovery Organization – Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT)
PA Tourette Syndrome Association
PA Voter Services
PA Warmline Contact Information
Parents Guide to Fentanyl
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Peal Center
Prevent Child Abuse America
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)
Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association
Shape Up America
SMART Recovery
Smoke Free
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Start Your Recovery
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tax assistance
Teen Central
Teen Line
Teen Mental Health
The JED Foundation
Trevor Project
Un Suicide
US Veterans Affair Department
Vibrant Safe Space
Vision For Equality – PA Family Network
Women for Sobriety, Inc.
Wounded Warrior Project
Yale School of Medicine – Child Study Center
Your Life Your Voice
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Bucks County
Cambria County
Lehigh and Northampton Counties

Access Services
Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank
Allentown Rescue Mission
Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Catasauqua Food Bank
Clubhouse of Lehigh County
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
Community Bike Works
Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley
Easter Seals
Easton Area Neighborhood Centers
Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley
Lehigh & Northampton County Transportation (LANTA)
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Lehigh County Assistance Office
Lehigh County Crisis Intervention Services
Lehigh County Food Pantries
Lehigh County Intellectual Disabilities Program
Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services
Lehigh County Single County Authority
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
Lehigh Valley Hospital Dental Clinic
Lehigh Valley Recovery Partnership Team
NAMI Lehigh Valley
Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley
New Bethany Ministries
North Penn Legal Services
Northampton County – Food Pantries
Northampton County Area Agency on Aging
Northampton County Assistance Office
Northampton County Community College
Northampton County Crisis Intervention Services
Northampton County Dental Initiative Easton
Northampton County Drop-In Center
Northampton County Office of Developmental Programs
Northampton County Peer Line
Northampton County Single County Authority
Northeast Community Center
Northern Lehigh Food Bank
Oasis Response Team for Community Crisis Support
Operation Address the Homeless of the Lehigh Valley
Pinebrook Family Answers Warmline
Planned Parenthood
Portland Upper Mt. Bethel Food Pantry
Project of Easton
Safe Harbor Easton
Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware
Second Harvest Food Bank
Sixth Street Family Shelter
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Teen Central 
The ARC of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
The Caring Place
Third Street Alliance
Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley
Valley Youth House
Via of the Lehigh Valley

Montgomery County

Access Mobile Crisis Services
CareerLink Montgomery
Catholic Social Services – Martha’s Choice Food Pantry
Center for Loss and Bereavement
Child and Family FocusFamily Fuertes, Family Fuertes in Spanish, Strong African American Families
Community Health & Dental Care
Community Advocates of Montgomery County
Community Connections (Navicates)
Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC)
Creating Increased Connections
Daily Bread Community Food Pantry
Easter Seals
Family Empowerment Satisfaction Team (FEST)
Garden of Health
Generations of Indian Valley
Genesis Housing Corporation
Habitat for Humanity of Montco & Delco
Haws Avenue Food Cupboard
Hearing Voices Network
Hospitality Center
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line
Keystone Opportunity Center
Laurel House
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth
Manna on Main Street
Mitzvah Circle
Montgomery County Community College
Montgomery County Aging & Adult Services
Montgomery County Assistance Office
Montgomery County Association for the Blind
Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission
Montgomery County Food Banks
Montco Hunger Solutions Share Food Program
Montgomery County Office of Mental Health/ Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention
Montgomery County Office of Veterans Affairs
Montgomery County Single County Authority
Montgomery County Transit
Montgomery County Recovery Community Center
NAMI of Montgomery County
Narberth Community Food Bank
Norristown Hospitality Center
Norristown Regional Health Center
Norristown Vet Center
Patrician Society
Peter’s Place
Planned Parenthood
Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities
Pottstown Comprehensive Treatment Center
PRO-ACT the Council of Southeast PA, Inc
Project Transition
Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County
Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Community Center
Southeast Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office
The ARC Alliance
The Community Cupboard
The Hope and Help Network
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County
VNA Personal Navigator Program
Women’s Bridge Resource Center
Women’s Center of Montgomery County
Your Way Home Montgomery County

  1.  Raphael D. Introduction to the social determinants of health. In: Raphael D, editor. Social determinants of health: Canadian perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press; 2004.
  2.  World Health Organization, “What Are the Social Determinants of Health?,” accessed September 07 2016, available at
  3. “Health Policy Brief: The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health Outcomes,” Health Affairs, 21 August 2014, available at
  4.  Paula Braveman, Susan Egerter, and David R. Williams, “The Social Determinants of Health: Coming of Age,” Annual Review of Public Health 32, no. 1 (2011): 381–98.
  5. “Social Determinants of Health” presentation by the PA Department of Human Services during the Magellan Health Conference in Lancaster, PA on Sept. 6, 2018.

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