Original articlesSocial Cohesion in Health A Concept AnalysisMiller, Hailey N. PhD, RN; Thornton, Clifton P. MSN, CPNP; Rodney, Tamar PhD, PMHNP-BC; Thorpe, Roland J. Jr PhD; Allen, Jerilyn ScD, RNAuthor Information School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (Drs Miller, Rodney, and Allen and Mr Thornton); and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (Dr Thorpe). Dr Miller is now at Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. Correspondence: Hailey N. Miller, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Duke University, 307 Trent Dr, Durham, NC 27710 ([email protected]). HNM was supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research (T32NR012704). RJT was supported by the National Institute on Aging (K02AG059140) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54MD000214). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: October/December 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 4 - p 375-390 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000327 Buy Metrics Abstract The concept of social cohesion has been indicated to be a critical social determinant of health in recent literature. Inconsistencies surrounding the conceptualization and operationalization have made utilizing these findings to inform health intervention and policy difficult. The objective of this article is to provide a theoretical clarification of the concept “social cohesion,” as it relates to health behaviors and outcomes by using the Rodgers' evolutionary method for concept analyses. This article uncovers the critical attributes, antecedents, and consequences of social cohesion and provides reflection on future use of social cohesion in health literature. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.