The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we view health care. It
has brought to the forefront of public conversation sobering truths about how social and racial disparities impact the health outcomes of underserved populations in the United States. Often, we attribute an individual’s health solely to the quality of health care they receive when in fact, a host of factors that occur outside clinical walls can play an even greater role in a person’s well-being. Social Determinants of Health (SDH) are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, such as socioeconomic factors, housing, physical environment, education, employment, social support and access to health care. SDH can affect a wide range of health outcomes and quality of life, especially for individuals battling chronic illnesses like epilepsy.