Businessman checking phone on train Many Americans don’t understand how daily factors, like commute time or community participation, act as key health predictors. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Many non-clinical factors can determine if someone is at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 –something employers should consider when bringing workers back on premises as states gradually ease stay-at-home orders.

Welltok contracted with Ipsos to poll 2,000 adults to determine gaps in awareness of the social determinants of health (SDOH)–lifestyle, environment, education, job status, relationship, financial security and community safety–as a way of highlighting how SDOH data can be used to benefit workers as they return to the workplace.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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