Social Determinates of Health (SDOH)

SDOH Summary

The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) program reduces health inequity among Maryland’s racial and ethnic minorities. SDOH objectives highlight the significance of upstream factors, typically outside health care delivery, necessary to reduce health disparities and maintain healthy communities and populations. The program does this by funding to organizations to provide community-based interventions addressing SDOH.

What is a social determinant of health? Click here for more information.

Examples of SDOH to be adressed are as follows:

-   Safe Housing, Transportation, and Neighborhoods

-   Racism, Discrimination, and Violence,

-   Education, Job Opportunities and Income

-   Access to Nutritious Food, and Physical Opportunities

-   Health Language and Literacy Skills

MHHD will monitor the organization's activities through narrative reports and performance measures throughout the course of funding.

Application information:

​Please see the request for applications (RFA) for more information and application instructions. ​

​FY 2025 RFA: SDOH FY 2025 RFA

​Deadline: May 20th, 2:00pm​​

Have questions about the RFA process? Please reach out to the following email address ( We request all questions be submitted at least seven (7) days prior to the the RFA deadline.