DepartmentsSocial Determinants of Health: A Timely Topic for Case ManagementPowell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQAuthor Information The editor reports no conflicts of interest. Professional Case Management: May/June 2019 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - p 111-113 doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000367 Buy Metrics Abstract Social determinants are a critical component of our patients' health, affecting people in both tangible and insidious ways. The World Health Organization (2017) defines Social Determinants of Health as those conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. Finding resources for those at social risk is a prime directive for case managers. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.