We are excited to share this work from the Rockefeller Foundation Boston University Data, Determinants, and Decision-making (3-D) Commission. The 3-D Commission report is the result of almost two years of research looking into the social and economic determinants of health. The report also offers insight as to how we can incorporate this data into the public health decision-making process.
The 3-D Commission has put forth the following four key tactics that public health professionals can apply when making data-informed decisions on the social determinants of health:
- “Relevant international, regional, national, and local entities, including funders, should systematically collect and make available, in real time, quality data characterizing the full range of determinants of health—including for example, education, housing, economics—to decision-makers and communities locally and nationally.
- National governments should develop transparent systems that collect data about the social determinants of health, and explicitly use these data in decision-making processes.
- Relevant international, regional, national, and local entities, including funders, should embed follow-through monitoring processes to ensure accountability for data-informed decision-making around health.
- Relevant international, regional, national, and local entities, including funders, should center community engagement in acquisition and interpretation of data and make such data widely available to relevant communities.”
See the 3-D Commission Principles below: