Social Determinants of Health Commodities:


What are Social Determinants of Health?


Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. These are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality of life outcomes and risks.

Barriers to SDoH increase the risk factors of an individual’s ability to lead a healthy lifestyle and consequently to retain a stable, health home environment within the community.

SDoH Commodities are the actual needs or services necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Reinvestment commodity funds are only approved to cover costs associated with the following:

    • Childcare Access / Affordability
    • Clothing
    • Food
    • Financial Strain
    • Housing Instability/ Homelessness
    • Transportation
    • Utilities

Who is eligible?

Westmoreland County residents, age 18 and over, who are MA eligible, and have behavioral health needs.

For more information, please contact the Regional Integrated Human Services SDoH Commodities Program at 724-836-6215.