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Gen Z wants healthcare providers to focus on social determinants of health

A poll finding published by a team of researchers from the University of Michigan in the Journal of Adolescent Health informs that Gen Z wants healthcare providers to determine and support the social determiners of health. The poll informs that unlike their parents or grandparents, Gen Z wants healthcare providers to ask them about food availability, housing, education, and safety and provide them with referrals for the services that can address their problems. Young patients understand that what remains at the core of their health is the mentioned factors affecting it. Poll director and U-M family medicine physician Tammy Chang informs that most of his young patients want him to ask about their lives instead of their health. This research will give healthcare providers and professionals new avenues to address the issues of youth more efficiently.

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