While NeighborWorks Network organizations have historically focused on the Neighborhood and Built
Environment domain, there is a growing shift to a more holistic view of housing and neighborhood as a platform
and a foundation for all other aspects of life, including health. This approach has prompted some organizations to
consider programs in terms of their interplay with economic stability in a community, education and health
literacy, social and community contexts and health and healthcare.
This Guide provides some tools for organizations seeking to re-frame their work in a Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) framework and for using this to effectively communicate with potential health partners.