ASHA Voices

ASHA Voices


The Critical But Unseen Social Determinants of Health

February 17, 2022

SLP Cheryl Hersh (Mass General Brigham) discusses environmental and social factors that can hinder health care outcomes—social determinants of health.


Hersh works as a part of a team treating pediatric feeding disorder, and she shares how awareness of these aspects of patients’ lives, like food access and housing, can make a difference when it comes to health care outcomes.


She talks through what she’s learning and the specific ways she’s modified her care to be better informed by social determinants of health.


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