The Moral Determinants of Health

July 21, 2020, Vol 324, No. 3, Pages 209-310


The Moral Determinants of Health
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
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JAMA. 2020;324(3):225-226. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11129
In this Viewpoint, Berwick emphasizes that moral commitment to others, expressed through working for universal health coverage, criminal justice, and housing policy reform, climate change intervention, and more, is necessary if society is to meaningfully address adverse social determinants of health and reduce health inequalities.